Video Games and Autism: Watch for Overuse

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  With their rapid-fire action and constant reinforcement — through points and level progress, for example — video games can be more engaging and engrossing than everyday activities. A  study from the University of Missouri finds this is especially true for boys diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit-hyperactivity … Read More

Link Between Obese Adults and Childhood ADHD

If you battled attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, there’s a good chance you’ll be fighting the battle of the bulge as an adult, according to a new study. A long-term study of more than 200 boys with ADHD by New York University researchers found a strong link between childhood ADHD and adult … Read More

ADHD Meds: No Link to Later Substance Abuse

Stimulant medications such as Ritalin® and Adderall® are common treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there’s been concern that use of the medications could be linked to a possible risk for substance abuse problems later in life. Good news for parents whose children take these medications: a new study finds no link between … Read More

Watch Out for Early Signs of ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit an inability to sit still or focus. But parents may be able to identify some of the signs of ADHD very early on. Mike Manos, PhD, treats ADHD at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. He says it can be detected as early as age 3. He says very young … Read More

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Bipolar Disorder: Know the Symptoms

Are you experiencing uncontrollable feelings of euphoria or hyperactivity and depression? It could be bipolar disorder, a behavioral disease that is characterized by these drastic feelings. You’re not alone. Formerly known as manic-depression, this disease affects one to five percent of the world’s population. Bipolar disorder usually shows up in the late teens to early … Read More