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Graham Sibley opens up about ADHD in 'The ADHD Artist Podcast'

Emmy-nominated actor Graham Sibley ("Dark/Web" on Amazon Prime) was featured in "The ADHD Artist Podcast," where he opened up about ADHD. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Child's breathing can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

Two medical issues relating to children - mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - might not appear to have anything in common. However, confusing symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis.

New app changes how brain disorders are treated: Interview Special

The company Trayt has launched an app that aims to improve diagnosis, treatments, and quality of life for patients with autism, ADHD, and other brain disorders through big data and analytics. To find out more we spoke with the company's founder.

Brain controlled app designed for children with ADHD

A new app, modeled on a computer game, has been launched for children who have been identified with a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The app takes the form of a game.

Fire and choking warnings over fidget spinner

Fidget spinners may be popular with adults and children but there are risks, such as from fire when the devices are charged over night. A choking warning has also been issued. What lessons does this present for tech developers?

Do fidget cubes and spinners help with ADHD?

Gadgets like fidget cubes and spinners are increasingly popular in homes and schools. One application of the toys is to help people with anxiety, autism or ADHD focus better. But how well do these devices work?

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

New app to help increase self-esteem for kids with ADHD

A new app has been create called iGotThis, and it’s designed to help increase self-esteem and productivity for kids with ADHD and their families. The app is initially aimed at kids in the U.S. where it is estimated that over 4 million have the condition

Call for greater availability of ADHD therapy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called on more resources to be ploughed into offering therapy sessions for children the ADHD.

Does the month of birth affect ADHD likelihood?

Taiwan - New research suggests a seasonal pattern to ADHD. The youngest children in a school grade are more likely to be diagnosed with attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder compared with the oldest children.

Plasticizer in new health risk

Medics have connected the plastic softeners in medical tubing to neurological problems in children who have been hospitalized with critical illnesses.

EVO — ADHD Digital therapy using an action video game

Project: EVO, a video game that taps into cognitive functions and regulates attention may be the first digital intervention to be prescribed as a non-drug-based treatment to improve attention, inhibition and working memory in children with ADHD.

Disease may be determined by your month of birth

New research findings suggest that your chance of developing certain diseases may be influenced by what time of year you are born.

Study shows thousands of U.S. toddlers medicated for ADHD

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds, especially in poor families, being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, violating established medical guidelines.

Move over ADHD – is Sluggish Cognitive Tempo the next big thing?

That slow-moving, daydreaming kid who keeps forgetting to put his name on his papers might not just be overtired from staying up too late playing video games. He might be suffering from something researchers are calling Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT).

Stimulants may prevent accidents by ADHD drivers

Washington - Adult men with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may avoid traffic accidents if they take their prescribed medication, said a Swedish study on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Animated Video — 2013 in one whole minute

So someone put together an animated video, one whole minute in length, which captures everything you needed to know about 2013. You'll never guess which personages feature most ... or maybe you will?

New link between gut bacteria and autism

In a new study, scientists dosed mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium. The dose reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.

Op-Ed: One in ten children have ADHD and have the diagnoses to prove it

According to a fairly recent study, ADHD diagnoses for children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old have risen by 42% in the last decade. If these diagnoses are true, more than one in 10 U.S. children have ADHD.

New warning about ‘study drugs’

A new warning has been issued about the dangers of taking prescription medicines as ‘study drugs’, to enable students to stay up late and cram for examinations.

Op-Ed: US therapist slams ‘fictional’ psychiatric standards

Sydney - A US psychotherapist called Gary Greenberg has dropped a tonnage of criticism on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) the diagnostic Bible of the profession.

Suicide warning for kids on ADHD drug Strattera

In a medicines safety update this week, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration said that it had received 28 reports of suicidal thoughts in both teenagers and children as young as seven after taking ADHD drug Strattera.

Hyperactivity linked to inner ear disorders

New York - Inner ear disorders are often linked to the brain. A new study suggests that such conditions could be one of the causes of hyperactivity.

Tucson teacher accused of taping a student to a chair

Tucson - Anyone who has knowledge about young children understands that their focus time is limited and that they can’t sit still very long.

Study suggests addictive gaming more common with autism and ADHD

A new study published this week suggests boys with an autism spectrum disorder are more likely to have an increased risk of a gaming addiction. Researchers indicate more study is needed.

Op-Ed: Over-prescription of child psych medication is now a plague

Sydney - The issue of child psychiatric disorders and prescription of drugs has been around for years. Allegations of over-prescription and slap-happy medication for non-existent disorders are rampant. New studies indicate problems are getting worse.

8-year-old girl dies after doctors think brain tumor is ADHD

Kalmar - An 8-year-old girl died after doctors in southern Sweden failed to diagnose a brain tumor, believing her symptoms may have been attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an investigation has found.

Op-Ed: ADHD diagnoses up sharply in black children, remain low in Asians

A recent study has found that, between 2001 to 2010, pediatric ADHD diagnoses jumped 67% in blacks, 60% in Hispanics, and 30% in whites, yet they remained unchanged and low in Asians and Pacific Islanders.

ADHD drugs may slow growth and delay puberty in teenage boys

Could ADHD stimulant drugs be slowing your son's growth or delaying his pubertal development? A new study suggests this may be the case.

Pediatricians admit to prescribing deadly drugs to healthy kids

Pediatricians are now touting the use of psychotropic drugs like Adderall on children who do not have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though these drugs are known to cause seizures, hallucinations and sudden death in some cases.
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A fidget spinner is a type of toy  whose marketers claim it relieves stress.
A fidget spinner is a type of toy, whose marketers claim it relieves stress.

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