Neuroscience

Sugar doesn't make kids hyperactive, suggests neuroscientist

It's a Saturday afternoon at a kids' birthday party. Hordes of children are swarming between the spread of birthday treats and party games. Half-eaten cupcakes, biscuits and lollies litter the floor, and the kids seem to ...

Attention deficit disorders

Sweden orders review after 'explosion' of ADHD cases

Sweden is seeing "an explosion" of ADHD cases among children that has put it far above the global average, the government said Friday as it ordered a review to find out why.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What is pathological demand avoidance?

"Charlie" is an eight-year-old child with autism. Her parents are worried because she often responds to requests with insults, aggression and refusal. Simple demands, such as being asked to get dressed, can trigger an intense ...

Attention deficit disorders

What's the difference between ADD and ADHD?

Around 1 in 20 people has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and often continues into adulthood.

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