Left-Handed Patients More Likely to Have Psychotic Disorders

In a multi- centered joint study published in the October-December 2013 issue of SAGE Open, lead author Jadon Webb, MD of the Yale Child Study Center reported that the prevalence of left-handedness among patients with psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder reached 40%. By comparison, those with depression were noted to have normal average […] Continue reading →

Genetic Discovery Could Increase Understanding of ADHD

In an article just published in the international journal PLOS ONE, Trinity College Dublin researchers  Kevin Mitchell and Jackie Dolan reported that removing gene Elfn1 in mice led to hyperactivity and comorbid seizures. In addition, amphetamines decreased their hyperactivity whereas it stimulated it in mice with this gene. This led to speculation that mutations of […] Continue reading →

New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism’s Unique Characteristics

New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism’s Unique Characteristics By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 26, 2013 An innovative method to treat children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder attempts to turn their symptoms into strengths by using biofeedback and hypnosis. “Teaching kids with autism spectrum disorder skills in […] Continue reading →