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Rutgers Partners with the National Institute of Mental Health

Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository has established a stem cell repository for the National Institute of Mental Health. The biology of mental health disorders has been especially difficult to study because brain tissue from affected individuals is seldom available. … Continue reading

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Better Attention Equals Better Memory

Children and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD struggle with memory simply because of their shortened attention span. Memory is only as good as the information you put in it, you can’t remember what you put into it. “People with ADHD tend to have … Continue reading

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New Tool for Diagnosing ADD and ADHD

The team of specialists at the Neuropaediatrícs Unit of the University of Navarra Hospital assisted in the design of “AULA”, a novel test aimed at providing a more precise and complete diagnosis for ADD/ADHD. This team of specialists has over … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. … Continue reading

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Is There a Connection Between Artificial Foods and Attention Deficit Disorder

Some parents believe that artificial food additives, particularly those derived from petroleum, are largely responsible for behavioral issues in children. “A 2004 study published in the journal Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics concluded that food dyes (many of which are petroleum-based) can … Continue reading

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FDA Urged to Review Antipsychotic Side-Effects in Children

Pediatric health advisers in the U.S. on Thursday urged drug regulators to continue studying weight gain and other side-effects of antipsychotic drugs, especially in children. They also urged the agency to specifically look at how to clarify the drugs’ labels to … Continue reading

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Rise In Use of Ritalin and Adderall

The use of Ritalin and Adderall continues to rise in treating ADD and ADHD. The study, conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is published in the Sept. 28 online edition … Continue reading

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Fish Oil Improves Brain Health

Fish oil also has been shown to improve brain health by preventing cognitive decline and improving learning, attention and focus. Deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with a variety of mental, emotional and learning disorders, including ADHD, autism, depression, learning disabilities, bipolar … Continue reading

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ADD Memoir

I found this interesting poem that is more like a memoir. It’s the journey of a young lady from age four through sixteen as she lives with ADD. “Age 7. I have a tic. I keep twitching the side of … Continue reading

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Risk of Serious Injury Doubles with Children Diagnosis with ADHD

Children are accident prone, it’s almost unavoidable. Children with ADHD are often impulsive and inattentive, making them more susceptible to injury. “Researchers collected data on 4,754 fifth-graders in Birmingham, Ala., Houston,and Los Angeles. They found that the risk of serious injury—including … Continue reading

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