Novartis-backed Neurovance bags $6.3M to focus on ADHD

New experimental non-stimulant drug for ADHD appears highly effective and safe FierceBiotech April 3, 2014 | By Damian Garde Neurovance said its new drug clocked a statically significant reduction in ADHD symptoms that was comparable to results with standard stimulant-based treatments, and the company plans to present its full safety and efficacy data at the […] Continue reading →

Journalist Ron Suskind On How Disney Movies Helped His Son With Autism Speak Again

Regressive autism occurs when toddlers who reach proper developmental milestones lose language and social skills they’ve previously achieved. Journalist Ron Suskind appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss his family’s experience with regressive autism and how his son Owen just “started to vanish” when 2 1/2. Watching Disney movies helped his son recover sufficiently to communicate […] 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 →