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Omega-3 supplements may help boys with ADHD

Fox news— Health By Rachael Rettner Published March 20, 2015 Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit slightly from omega-3 fatty acid supplements, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Slight improvements in attention were seen in both children with and without ADHD, but the effect was greatest in those on stimulants with ADHD. These […] Continue reading →

Dyslexia Likely Not Caused by Ocular Motility Disorders

Medscape News Lara C. Pullen, PhD December 05, 2014 A functional MRI dyslexia study was recently reported 11/30/14 by Ibone Saralegui, MD and colleagues in Chicago at the Radiological Society of North America 100th Annual Meeting. Their results indicated that patterns of brain activation in readers with ocular motility disorders and normal individuals were similar […] Continue reading →

ADHD pandemic causes researchers to fidget A global surge in diagnosis and treatment may have more to do with marketing than medicine

Brandeis Now By Leah Burrows Nov. 18, 2014   In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, lead author Conrad provides many reasons for this rapid increase in the world-wide diagnoses of ADHD and the use of stimulants. The most important factor is not science but ADHD advocacy groups working closely with […] Continue reading →

Most Adults with Dyslexia Were Physically Abused During Childhood

  SCIENCE WORLD REPORT BENITA MATILDA 7/5/14 One-third of adults with dyslexia were physically abused during childhood. Findings recently documented in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence indicate that one-third of adults with dyslexia report childhood abuse. However, co-author Fuller-Thomson asserts that the data cannot differentiate between cause-and-effect. According to Dr. Harold Levinson, prior studies have […] Continue reading →