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Detecting ADHD with near perfect accuracy

A new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has identified how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research relied on a deep architecture using machine-learning classifiers to identify with 99% accuracy those adults who had received a […]

Kids Health

Children with ADHD will now be treated using a video game

As part of the game, children steer an avatar through a course dotted with obstacles, and collect targets on the way to earn rewards. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can now be treated using a video game. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that can lead to above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviour. […]

Health News

Pediatric group issues updated ADHD guidelines

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in the news a lot, and now newer research has prompted a leading pediatricians’ group to update its guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disorder for the first time since 2011. Dr. Mark Wolraich, lead author of the guidelines, noted that there weren’t any dramatic differences between these and previous guidelines. […]

Health News

Berlin: capital of youth depression?

Young people in Berlin are more likely to be than in other cities due to school anxiety, Depression and mental health problems are treated. 12.5 cases of clinical Depression per 1,000 Jugenlichen 28 percent more than the national average. A third takes antidepressants Each third of the Treated took last year, at least once a […]

Personal Health

Can ADHD medicine affect my sleeping? How?

Most (but not all) ADHD medications are stimulants – that is, they stimulate the nervous system to help people focus. However, they can also make it difficult to fall asleep, much like drinking caffeine later in the day. In order to reduce the effect of your ADHD medications on sleep, you can work on the […]

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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said […]

Pet Care

The Dangers of ADHD Medication and Your Pets

It’s that time of the year again: it’s back to school for many kids across the country. That means new school supplies, early mornings and packed lunches. But, you may be asking yourself, “What does back to school season have to do with my pets?” The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reports that during the school […]