Peer reviewed medical papers

Cognitive Flexibility, Theory of Mind, and Hyperactivity/Inattention

Research Article From: Hindawi - Child Development Research Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 741543, 10 pages By: Brad M. Farrant, Janet Fletcher and Murray T. Maybery Abstract The present study analyzed the concurrent and longitudinal relations among cognitive flexibility, theory of mind, and hyperactivity/inattention in a sample of 70 typically developing children ( age = 61.4 months, SD= 8.3 [...]

Why Some Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Asperger's Syndrome no longer exists as a standalone diagnosis. But many of the symptoms associated with this type of Autism Spectrum Disorder are mistaken for ADHD along the way. Find out if your doctor is on the right path. By Eileen Costello Asperger's and ADHD Most children with symptoms formerly associated with Asperger's Syndrome, [...]

The relationship between sleep disorders and testosterone in men

Article From: Asian Journal of Andrology Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  | Page : 262-265 By: Gary Wittert Discipline of Medicine and Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Abstract Plasma testosterone levels display circadian variation, peaking during sleep, and reaching a nadir in the late afternoon, with a superimposed ultradian [...]

Signs & Symptoms of Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Article From: Valley Behavioural Health System Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an impulse-control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger. The disorder is typified by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outbursts. People with IED essentially “explode” into a rage despite a lack of apparent provocation or reason. Individuals suffering from intermittent explosive disorder [...]

Differentiating attention deficit in adult ADHD and schizophrenia

Research Article From: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Volume 22, Issue 6, August 2007, Pages 763–771 DOI: Download pdf here By: Jens Egeland Abstract Most previous studies of attention deficit in ADHD and schizophrenia have used overall measures of inattention that may disguise differences in underlying mechanisms. The present study investigated types of inattentive errors and applied [...]

How to Shut Your Mouth — and Your Wallet

Poor impulse control can sabotage your relationships, your budget, and your self-esteem. Here, ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., shares his strategies for solving five common impulsivity problems at work, in social settings, and in your head. By: Russell Barkley, Ph.D. Do you feel like you're on a treadmill? Managing the daily details of life [...]

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Pediatric Psychiatry

Theory of Mind and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Childhood Research Article From: Pediatric Research (2011) 69, 101R–108R; doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e318212c177 By: Baris Korkmaz Abstract To a large extent, the human infant is socialized through the acquisition of a specific cognitive mechanism known as theory of mind (ToM), a term which is currently used to explain a related set of intellectual abilities that [...]

Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind

An Article from: Download the entire PDF, here. Individuals with Asperger Syndrome/HFA may often face challenges related to their ability to interpret certain social cues and skills. They may have difficulty processing large amounts of information and relating to others. Two core terms relating to these challenges are Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind. [...]

Etiology and neuropsychology of comorbidity between RD and ADHD: the case for multiple-deficit models.

Research Article From: NCBI - US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Published in final edited form as: Cortex. 2010 Nov–Dec; 46(10): 1345–1361.  Published online 2010 Jul 1. doi:  10.1016/j.cortex.2010.06.009 By: Willcutt EG1, Betjemann RS, McGrath LM, Chhabildas NA, Olson RK, DeFries JC, Pennington BF. Abstract Introduction Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and reading disability (RD) are complex [...]

Attention-deficit disorder (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder without hyperactivity): A neurobiologically and behaviorally distinct disorder from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (with hyperactivity)

Research Article From: PMC, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Published in final edited form as: Dev Psychopathol. 2005; 17(3): 807–825.  doi:  10.1017/S0954579405050388 By: Adele Diamond Abstract Most studies of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have focused on the combined type and emphasized a core problem in response inhibition. It is proposed here that the core problem in the [...]