News tagged with hyperactivity
Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 21, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (47) | 20 |
A research group from the University of Leeds has shown that infection by the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, found in 10-20 per cent of the UK's population, directly affects the production of dopamine, a key chemical messen ...
Medical research Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (11) | 3 |
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (13) | 22 |
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered that one of the most common genetic alterations in autism -- deletion of a 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16 -- causes autism-like features. ...
Genetics Oct 03, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Does some fine madness yield great artists, writers and scientists? The evidence is growing for a significant link between bipolar disorder and creative temperament and achievement.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 21, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 1
New research led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto has identified more genes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and shows that there is an overlap between some of these ...
Genetics Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Pediatric researchers analyzing genetic influences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have found alterations in specific genes involved in important brain signaling pathways. The study raises the possibility ...
Attention deficit disorders Dec 04, 2011 | 4 / 5 (5) | 3 |
According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than one disorder. It's an entire family of disorders, much like the multiple subtypes of ...
Attention deficit disorders Apr 02, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
A biochemical pathway long associated with diarrhea and intestinal function may provide a new therapeutic target for treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) other neuropsychiatric disorders, according to ...
Attention deficit disorders Aug 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research from the University of Montreal shows that inattention, rather than hyperactivity, is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education. "Children with attention problems need preventative ...
Attention deficit disorders Aug 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2
A combination of rare and common genetic variations could play a part in biological pathways linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Attention deficit disorders Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Attention deficit disorders Feb 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay)—When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...
Attention deficit disorders Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reveals that the medication methylphenidate, best known as Ritalin, may delay puberty in males. The researchers cautio ...
Attention deficit disorders Sep 20, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Hyperactivity can be described as a physical state in which a person is abnormally and easily excitable or exuberant. Strong emotional reactions, impulsive behavior, and sometimes a short span of attention are also typical for a hyperactive person. Some individuals may show these characteristics naturally, as personality differs from person to person. Nonetheless, when hyperactivity starts to become a problem for the person or others, it may be classified as a medical disorder. The slang term "hyper" is used to describe someone who is in a hyperactive state.
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