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Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Ambidextrous children more likely to have ADHD symptoms?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:12-05:00February 2nd, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Books, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A study found that ambidextrous children (those that are both left- and right-handed) are more likely to develop ADHD symptoms later in life, compared to their left-handed and right-handed peers. The article states: Mixed-handed children, relative to right-handed, had approximately a twofold increase in odds of having difficulties with language and scholastic performance at the age [...]

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