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Combination of treatments could lead to lower and safer doses of medication in children with ADHD

Medical X press 4/8/14 Low doses of ADHD meds are effective when combined with behavior therapy Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may appear key to best helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These results were recently published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Formerly […] Continue reading →

Genetic predisposition to liking amphetamine reduces risk of schizophrenia and ADHD!

University of Chicago Medical Center PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 7-Apr-2014 The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to schizophrenia and ADHD. Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and […] Continue reading →

It Doesn’t Matter if ADHD Doesn’t Exist, My Son Still Needs Drugs !

Time: • Belinda Luscombe @youseless March 18, 2014 Here’s what would induce a parent to start messing with the chemistry of their growing kid’s brain “No mother wants to drug her kids. Nobody lies around pensively stroking her pregnant belly and thinks, ‘Just can’t wait to medicate this little sucker.”’But here’s the thing: unless we […] Continue reading →

Specific Changes in the Brain Associated with Sleep Deprivation Described in New Study by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International

Brain Changes due to Sleep Deprivation Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science discovered that a majority of the neurons in the neocortex, amygdala and hippocampus which mediate cognitive, emotional and memory functions are impaired by sleep deprivation. The resulting irritability and impaired memory, coordination, and concentration can compromise health, performance and safety. And […] Continue reading →