Day: February 22, 2019

ADHD Prevention

Preventing ADHD There are certain steps you can follow to lower your child’s risk for ADHD. Follow a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy to lower your child’s risk for ADHD. ~ Unsplash.com You can lower your child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by taking certain steps while trying to conceive and during pregnancy: Don’t smoke. …

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Inappropriate use ADHD drugs does not improve grades

Illicit use of ADHD meds won’t boost grades Turning to ADHD medication during exams won’t improve brain function; if anything it may cause harm to your brain. 0   Scientists discovered that ADHD medication does not improve brain function in healthy students.  ~  Many college students turn to ADHDmedications during exam week, treating the prescription …

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ADHD and your Genes

18 FEBRUARY 2019 Newly-mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD Researchers analysed data from more than 55 000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. — a discovery which might help scientists develop new treatments for the condition. 0 iStock Millions of American kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a …

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Safety of Ritalin and the Heart

Animal study suggests Ritalin won’t harm the heart Following concerns around children’s heart health when taking ADHD drugs, such as Ritalin, a recent animal study suggests that there is likely no risk of heart damage. 0 Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in …

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