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Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

Established Link Between ADHD Inuit Children and Mercury Exposure

Inuit children are at higher risk of ADHD Pregnant women living in the northern communities have even more reason to avoid eating foods that could have a high mercury content, especially after a recent study revealed that there is a directly link between ADHD and Inuit kids who have been exposed to higher [...]

Research Confirms Perinatal Risk Factors for ADHD

(PET scan). From Zametkins et al. (1990) A recent German study confirms that there are, in fact, perinatal risk factors associated with ADHD. A combination of low socioeconomic status and gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM are strong risk factors for ADHD. Perinatal health problems, atopic eczema, and smoking during pregnancy all raise the [...]

CDC Releases Results from ADHD Study

Pet Scan of a Normal Brain and an ADHD brain. From Zametkins et al. (1990) A recent ADHD study conducted by the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities reached its conclusion, and the results were published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders[1]. This was one of the largest community [...]

How one Woman Copes with a Husband that has ADHD

When a parent has ADHD it can place a lot of stress on the family unit. I recently came across a blog[1] about how one woman coped with an ADHD husband and parenting a young child. It seems that, at times, the mother found it quite frustrating as her ADHD husband would break [...]

Girls with ADHD at Higher Risk for Suicide as Young Women

Girls at Higher Risk Than Boys "Like boys with ADHD, girls continue to have problems with academic achievement and relationships, and need special services as they enter early adulthood," said Stephen Hinshaw, UC Berkeley professor of psychology[2] and lead author of a study that reports after 10 years on the largest-ever sample of girls whose [...]

Could ADHD be Diagnosed Through Eye Movement

ADHD diagnosed through eye movement According to Medical News Today,[1] a new study published in the Journal of Neurology claims diagnosis of ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may happen earlier thanks to the findings in this study. Each of these conditions involves attention dysfunctions and ocular control. According to the [...]

Effectiveness of Daytrana Patches

Daytrana is an ADHD patch – a system that delivers methylphenidate, which is the same standard medication accessible in tablet forms such as Ritalin and Concerta. The uniqueness of this system is the way it's delivered. It is a relatively new type of medication to manage ADHD. The patch is applied to skin at the [...]

10 Myths and Facts about ADHD

Some of the most common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms include inattention, impulsivity or hyperactivity that could play a major part in a child's capability to learn and live with others. People often make the assumption that an ADHD child's behavior stems from indiscipline, a troubled family life, or even watching excess TV. But [...]

Study Shows Increase in Autism and ADHD Cases

The ratio of children and teenagers in America who have a developmental disability such as autism, learning disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has grown 17% since the late 1990s, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997-1999, around 12.8 percent of kids were known to have [...]