Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may harbor unusual levels of certain neurotransmitters in the frontal part of their brains.
PORTLAND, OR- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and autism are multifactorial biological disorders requiring a multimodal therapeutic approach
Psychiatrists, pediatricians and family practice doctors said in interviews that they would restrict their use of antidepressants in the wake of a federal advisory committee's decision that the medicines should contain severe warnings about the risks of suicide.
Despite the dangers posed by drugs such as Ritalin, some schools are threatening parents with child abuse charges if they refuse to drug their children.
WASHINGTON - All antidepressants must carry a "black box" warning, the government's strongest safety alert, linking the drugs to increased suicidal thoughts and behavior among children and teens taking them, the Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) said Friday.
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 14 - Federal drug regulators should warn physicians and patients in the strongest possible terms that antidepressants not only cause some children and teenagers to become suicidal but most have also failed to cure their depression, a federal advisory committee voted Tuesday.
Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significantly altered levels of important neurotransmitters (biochemicals that carry signals to and from cells) in the frontal region of the brain, according to a study publishing in the December issue of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the diagnosis used to describe children who are inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. ADHD is a widespread condition that is of public health concern
Twenty children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) were treated with either Ritalin (10 children) or dietary supplements (10 children), and outcomes were compared using the Intermediate Visual and Auditory/Continuous Performance Test (IVA/CPT) and the WINKS two-way analysis of variance with repeated measures and with Tukey multiple comparisons.
"Dare to Say No to Drugs." How many times have you seen the familiar black tee shirt with the red logo on our elementary school kids? I've always smiled as I thought, "I'm so glad to see that we're about educating our kids about drugs at this crucial age."
The attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a neurophysiologic problem that is detrimental to children and their parents. Despite previous studies on the role of foods,
THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDayNews) -- Misuse of Ritalin (news - web sites) may have possible long-term effects on the brain and behavior, claim three animal studies in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry.
Has the human brain suddenly become so dysfunctional that nearly 10% of the children in the West are suspected of having mental disorders that manifest as attention-deficits and hyperactivity?
Aspartame sugar substitutes cause worrying symptoms from memory loss to brain tumours. But despite US FDA approval as a 'safe' food additive, aspartame is one of the most dangerous substances ever to be foisted upon an unsuspecting public.
In 15 children suffering from food induced attention deficit hyperkinetic syndrome, topographic EEG mapping of brain electrical activity was carried out following avoidance and ingestion of previously identified provoking foods.
Medications used to treat ADHD do not correct known chemical abnormalities, they create new ones. The stimulants used to treat ADHD are addictive and can cause serious brain abnormalities.