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Alcobra's ADHD drug fails late-stage study

(Reuters) - Israeli drug developer Alcobra Ltd on Tuesday said its experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) failed a late-stage study in adult patients.<p>Alcobra will take a decision on the drug, MDX, after reviewing the full data set, Chief Executive Dr. Yaron …

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Alcobra's MDX flunks late-stage study in adults with ADHD; shares plummet 54%

Alcobra (ADHD -54.2%) is getting roughed up in early trading in response to its announcement that its second Phase 3 clinical trial, MEASURE, …

Doctors can test, observe children to determine if they have ADHD #adhd

Not all children with ADHD have the same symptoms or struggles.<p>ADHD is often diagnosed in children before age 12, but could persist into teen age …

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Learning Differences Instead of Disabilities and Special Needs #adhd

There is always silver lining within the confines of a learning obstacle.<p>When you take a look at what is right, what is good or what is strong then …

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10 Popular 3D Printing Fidget Patterns

Recently fidgets have come on the market as the popular Kickstarter for the fidget cube exploded onto the scene.<p>Fidgets may seem like toys, but in …

3D Printing

Your Tuesday ADD/ADHD Wrapup 01/18/2017

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about ADHD and ADD. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>Have you praised your child …

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Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

<i>Editor</i>’<i>s note: This piece is adapted from Kelly B. Cartwright</i>’sExecutive Skills and Reading Comprehension: A Guide for Educators<i>, now available from</i> …

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Can People With ADHD Drink Coffee To Calm Down? Caffeine May Improve Attention

Using caffeine as treatment for children with ADHD should only be used with doctor’s guidance.

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Living With ADHD

By Courtney Zenner – Collegiate Staff<p>I can remember back to my freshman year of high school. There I was, sitting at my kitchen table trying to do my …

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Cognitive therapy improves behavior issues in kids with night terrors

(Reuters Health) - Young children who receive cognitive behavior therapy to help them cope with night terrors may have fewer behavior problems tied to poor sleep than kids who receive therapy that doesn't include advice on how to manage symptoms, a recent study suggests.<p>The study focused on 90 …

Parenting

Attention Span: Technology – Friend Or Foe?

<b>The Average Attention Span: Humans And Goldfish</b><p>Goldfish float in the tank fluttering back and forth, back and forth. Why don’t they look bored? Is …

Learning

Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 3: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep | World of Psychology

This is Part 3 in the “Physical Health and Mental Health” series. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2.<p>There is a strong relationship between Physical …

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Exercise: An antidote for behavioral issues in children?

Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests.<p>The researchers …

Canada Needs Comprehensive Child Mental Health Strategies

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada. Each one of us knows a child or a teen who is struggling with …

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The ADD In ADDiction

Odd that we can be addicted to so many things, but forget to take our meds, eh?<p>I’m not saying that addiction is the sole domain of ADHD. I’m not …

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35 Things People With ADHD Want Everyone Else To Know

“I wish people understood that I don’t have a choice in how my brain works.”<p>We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community living with ADD/ADHD to tell us what they wish other people understood about the disorder. Here are some of the best responses.<p><b>Quick note:</b> ADD/ADHD is a neurological …

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In The Year Of 'Clean Sleep', Parents Need To Question A Diagnosis Of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complicated condition characterised by a short attention span, an inability to listen, fidgeting and excessive chatter.<p>In the UK, children are diagnosed only after the corroboration of several parties, including family doctors, parents and the …

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Tourette Association of America Hosts Webinar to Help Individuals Living with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD Start 2017 with Health, School, and Home Support

BAYSIDE, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On January 19, 2017, the Tourette Association of America (TAA) will be hosting a webinar, from …

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Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

Summary<p>There is not enough research to reach conclusive judgments on whether marijuana can effectively treat most of the symptoms and diseases it is …

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ADHD Medication Or Not: Part II?

Introduction<p>In my previous article, I described two different types of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for children. They …

The Real Gift Of ADHD

Here’s your present …<p>So, some idiot is spouting off about how he doesn’t believe in ADHD. Sadly, he is a psychologist who is either misled or …

Forgotten Children

There is a lot of misinformation about learning difficulties than most people realize. The number of children who are never diagnosed and struggle …

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5 Ways Yoga Helps Kids With ADHD

There are many great ways to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, and one method is by practicing Yoga. Yoga is constructive …

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Your Tuesday ADD/ADHD Wrapup 01/04/2017

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about ADHD and ADD. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>The DEA of the United States …

ADHD Drugs Side Effects

It’s important for parents to know the side effects of the prescriptions their children are given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or …

Psychologists Explain How Boring Buildings Are Harmful To Our Mental Health

If you live in a concrete jungle, chances are, you are depressed. The high standards required to live a metropolitan life can put a load of burden on …

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ADHD Kids, Homeless Adults?

<i>New research adds an unexpected predictor of homelessness to an already-lengthy list.</i><p><b>By Tom Jacobs</b><p>Homelessness has many causes, but recently …

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Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 2: Exercising Regularly | World of Psychology

This is Part 2 in a series. Read Part 1 here: “Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 1: Eating Healthfully“.<p>The relationship between Physical …

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How Controversial AAP Guidelines on ADHD Diagnosis Proved its Critics Worng

Kids in schools and pre-schools need to be extremely agile and transition from one activity to another.<p>However, this doesn’t seem to be so easy when …

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