Psychology & Psychiatry

Training your brain to pay attention

A recent analysis has brought new clarity to the debate over whether brain training exercises can improve people's ability to pay attention in everyday life.

Neuroscience

No attention-boosting drugs for healthy kids, doctors urge

Doctors at Yale School of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) have called upon their fellow physicians to limit or end the practice of prescribing memory-enhancing drugs to healthy children whose brains are ...

Genetics

Study links gene mutation to neurodevelopmental disorders

A new model created by UCLA scientists reveals how the alteration of a specific gene increases the risk for neurodevelopmental problems in mice. When the researchers mutated the gene, it produced symptoms at specific ages ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The role of genetic factors in adult ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood. Worldwide, 3󈝸% of children are affected with the disorder. Key symptoms of ADHD include age-inappropriate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence

Children who exhibit oppositional behavior run the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, cannabis and cocaine whilst Inattention symptoms represent a specific additional risk of nicotine addiction. Nevertheless, hyperactivity ...

Attention deficit disorders

Making bicycling safer for kids with ADHD

Child development experts have long known that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have an accident while crossing the street on their bicycles.

Attention deficit disorders

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system—responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, ...

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