Tag: ADHD

Breastfeeding Could Prevent ADHD

Monday, July 22, 2013 TAU research finds that breastfed children are less likely to develop ADHD later in life We know that breastfeeding has a positive impact on child development and health — including protection against illness. Now researchers from Tel Aviv University have shown that breastfeeding could […]

12-months of treatment with ADHD drugs increases dopamine transporters in some brain regions by 24%

Contact: Souri Somphanith onepress@plos.org 415-624-1217 x199 Public Library of Science Long-term ADHD treatment increases brain dopamine transporter levels, may affect drug efficacy 12-month treatment may impact adult ADHD patients’ response to methylphenidate Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of […]

Did the gene for ADHD help our nomadic ancestors?

Re-Post 2008 Contact: Ben Campbell campbelb@uwm.edu 414-229-6250 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee An ADHD-associated version of the human gene DRD4 is linked to better health among nomadic tribesmen, but may cause malnourishment in their settled cousins, according to new research by a team directed by an anthropologist at […]

Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan, offers a scathing critique of the mental-health establishment and pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of incorrectly classifying millions as mentally ill out of self-interest and greed.

SPIEGEL Interview with Jerome Kagan 2 AUG 2012 Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan is one of the world’s leading experts in child development. In a SPIEGEL interview, he offers a scathing critique of the mental-health establishment and pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of incorrectly classifying millions as mentally ill out […]