Category Archives: Psychiatry

Doctors Creating A New Attention Disorder For ‘Daydreamy’ Kids ?

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Author: Kevin Loria

According to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo." Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — usually called ADHD. They make up...

This Is What It’s Like To Have Bipolar Disorder

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Author: Susan Scutti - Video

Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Cobain. What do these uncommon and distinctive personalities have in common? Bipolar disorder. Sometimes called manic-depression, this brain disorder causes dramatic mood swings from depressing lows to manic highs. Although this mental illness is often portrayed in poetic terms, with patients experiencing unimaginable euphoria...

Medical Marijuana Research For PTSD Clears Major Hurdle

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Author: Jolie Lee

A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Although there is a "mountain of anecdotal evidence" that marijuana helps with PTSD, there has been no controlled trial to test how marijuana suppresses the symptoms, including flashbacks,...

Are ADHD, Other Mental Disorders Products Of Chemical Exposure?

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Author: Chris Weller

In a new study published in The Lancet, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have implicated six new chemicals they believe contribute to the development of mental disorders in children, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism. Coming...

Vitamins And Minerals May Treat ADHD

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Author: Anthony Rivas

For people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), treatment often includes stimulant drugs meant to “activate brain circuits that support attention and focused behavior, thus reducing hyperactivity,” according to the National Institutes of Health. For people who for some reason can’t handle or respond to these drugs, vitamins and minerals, which...

Half Of All Foster Kids in Norway Have Mental Disorders

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Author: Andreas R. Graven

The first study of mental disorders among children in foster homes paints a distressing picture. Severe lack of care, being shuffled from one home to another, physical and psychological abuse in their original families – these are factors that increase the risk of foster children being encumbered with mental health...

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

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Author: Alan Schwatrz

After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be celebrating. Severely hyperactive and impulsive children, once shunned as bad seeds, are now recognized as having a real neurological problem. Doctors and parents have largely accepted drugs like Adderall and Concerta to...

ADHD is a Prime Example of a Fictitious Disease

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Author: Moritz Nestor

That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s...

People with Depression May Age Faster

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Author: Bahar Gholipour

People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands. In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their lives, along with 500 people who had not had depression, researchers measured the length...

Omega-3 Removes ADHD symptoms

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Author: Siv Tonje Håkensen

Researchers have observed the behaviour of rats and have analyzed biochemical processes in their brains. The results show a clear improvement in ADHD-related behaviour from supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a faster turnover of the signal substances dopamine, serotonin and glutamate in the nervous system. There are,...