The Link between ADHD and Parkinsons’

A new study has found that adults with an ADHD diagnosis and those currently on psychostimulant medication have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s-like disorders.

Sep 17

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit ...


Why are some people more attached to their phones than others?

Some people frequently check and re-check their mobile phones. Once this impulse is triggered, it may be more a question of not being able to leave the device alone than actually hoping to gain some reward from it.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to impulsivity, emotional ...

Exposure to common air pollutants during pregnancy may predispose children to problems regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors later on, according to a new study.

Mar 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Emotional Abuse, Inattention, ...


The same behaviors that ruin credit may ruin health too

A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. A latest study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found a strong ...

Nov 20

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, often lasting into adulthood. Though it is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, there have been concerns that such drugs could ...

Sep 2

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...


Children's impulsive behaviour is related to brain connectivity

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions ...

Jul 23

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


Inner-Ear Disorders May Cause Hyperactivity

Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes ...

Sep 7

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


Impulsive adolescents more likely to drink heavily

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that young people who show impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early age. The research suggests that targeting personality traits, such as impulsivity, could potentially ...

Jul 4

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Inattention, Impulsivity, ...


Are children who take Ritalin for ADHD at greater risk of future drug ...

UCLA research has shown that that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are far more likely than other kids to develop serious substance abuse problems as adolescents and adults. But do stimulant medications used to treat ADHD ...

May 31

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug Addiction, ...


Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information. Publishing in Neuron, the team reveal the interplay of brain chemicals which help us pay attention in work funded by the Wellcome Trust and ...

May 25

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattention, ...


What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we ...

May 9

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...


The biology behind binge eating

Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders. The study, by Michigan State University scientists, is the first ...

May 2

Categories: Eating Disorders, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


Avoid impulsive acts by imagining future benefits

Why is it so hard for some people to resist the least little temptation, while others seem to possess incredible patience, passing up immediate gratification for a greater long-term good? The answer, suggests a new brain imaging study from ...

Apr 5

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)


Doctors Caution Against Prescribing Attention-Boosting Drugs for ...

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest professional association of neurologists, is releasing a position paper on how the practice of prescribing drugs to boost cognitive function, or memory and thinking abilities, in healthy ...

Mar 14

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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