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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 [...]

Cognitive Flexibility, Theory of Mind, and Hyperactivity/Inattention2017-10-04T04:35:20+00:00

What if Paleo Really Is the Answer?


Studies show that a high-protein, low-sugar, no-additive diet, combined with ADHD-friendly supplements, can improve symptoms for kids and adults. Dr. Sandy Newmark explains. By: By Sandy Newmark, M.D. Food for Symptom Relief I've used nutritional interventions for hundreds of people with ADHD during the past 24 years. Dietary changes can result in significant improvements [...]

What if Paleo Really Is the Answer?2021-05-16T06:35:44+00:00

6 Essential (and Often-Overlooked) Supplements for ADHD


Original Article from: Omega-3s for concentration. Zinc for impulsivity. Iron for better behavior. Plus three more ADHD supplements shown to improve symptoms. How to augment your treatment plan with vitamins and minerals that work — and skip those that don't. When to Go Beyond Food Most ADHD professionals recommend eating a diet full of [...]

6 Essential (and Often-Overlooked) Supplements for ADHD2021-05-16T06:35:44+00:00

10 Medication Fallacies Even Doctors Believe


Optimal dosage is pegged to weight. Afternoon stimulants disrupt sleep. Increase your dose every two weeks. And other falsehoods about ADHD medication that may put your treatment plan on the wrong track. By Gina Pera Janet recalls with a shudder the first time she took medication as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [...]

10 Medication Fallacies Even Doctors Believe2021-05-16T06:35:44+00:00

On the effects of testosterone on brain behavioral functions


By Peter Celec, Daniela Ostatníková and Július Hodosy Abstract Testosterone influences the brain via organizational and activational effects. Numerous relevant studies on rodents and a few on humans focusing on specific behavioral and cognitive parameters have been published. The results are, unfortunately, controversial and puzzling. Dosing, timing, even the application route seem to considerably [...]

On the effects of testosterone on brain behavioral functions2021-05-16T06:35:45+00:00

Sleep-Related Eating Disorders


By R. Robert Auger, MD Abstract Although they share similar features, there are important differences between nocturnal eating syndrome and sleep-related eating disorder, which can be elucidated with a careful history and evaluation. While the former is best characterized as an eating disorder with associated insomnia, the latter is classified as a parasomnia, and [...]

Sleep-Related Eating Disorders2021-05-16T06:35:45+00:00

Cardiovascular Side Effects of New Antidepressants and Antipsychotics: New Drugs, old Concerns?


By Pal Pacher and Valeria Kecskemeti Abstract The cardiovascular toxicity of older generation of tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. imipramine, desipramine, amitriptyline, clomipramine) and neuroleptics (e.g. haloperidol, droperidol, thioridazine, pimozide) is well established. These drugs inhibit cardiovascular Na+, Ca2+ and K+ channels often leading to life-threatening arrhythmia. To overcome the toxicity of old generation of antidepressants and [...]

Cardiovascular Side Effects of New Antidepressants and Antipsychotics: New Drugs, old Concerns?2021-05-16T06:35:46+00:00

The co-occurrence of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children – what do we know?


By Yael Leitner Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) often co-occur. The DSM-IV had specified that an ASD diagnosis is an exclusion criterion for ADHD, thereby limiting research of this common clinical co-occurrence. As neurodevelopmental disorders, both ASD and ADHD share some phenotypic similarities, but are characterized by [...]

The co-occurrence of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children – what do we know?2021-05-16T06:35:47+00:00

Types of Dyslexia


Exploring different types of dyslexia Different kinds of dyslexia would require different kinds of interventions. This suggests it is important we identify any varieties that might exist. As a first step, consider the diagram above that classifies reading disabilities into three groups. About 20% of people have a reading disability and they fall somewhere in [...]

Types of Dyslexia2021-05-16T06:35:48+00:00

Does Neurofeedback Work for ADHD?


Barbara Geller, MD reviewing Cortese S et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016 Apr 1. A meta-analysis shows no significant effects in studies using blinded raters or in those with sham or active control treatments. Evidence for efficacy of electroencephalographic neurofeedback training for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is controversial. To address this issue, [...]

Does Neurofeedback Work for ADHD?2017-10-04T05:20:12+00:00
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