Alexithymia may be linked to hyperactivity and impulsivity

Oct 18, 2019 by

Although it sounds like a mental health disorder, alexithymia is simply a term used to describe difficulty identifying and expressing emotions. Although a study from 2013 found a link between alexithymia and ADHD, the correlation only applied to children...

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Men Just as Good at Multitasking

Sep 18, 2019 by

Although a 2015 survey found that 80% of people believe that women have better multitasking abilities than men, new research from the Institute of Psychology at Aachen University in Germany has determined that both genders are equally good at...

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Focus-boosting Drugs Can Harm Cognitive Health

Sep 13, 2019 by

Although many younger adults are using Adderall and other stimulants without a prescription to help them stay focused at work or while they study, new research suggests that doing so isn’t worth the risk. Firstly, because the drugs only...

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ADHD and IQ

Aug 20, 2019 by

There are misconceptions about ADHD being linked to IQ. Some people think kids with ADHD have a higher IQ that kids without it, while others think the opposite is true. The truth is that there’s no link between ADHD...

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This is your brain on boredom

Aug 6, 2019 by

Researchers used EEG caps to measure the brain activity of people when they were bored. Originally, the team believed that people who react negatively to boredom were hardwired differently, but the research showed otherwise. The scientists determined that at...

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New research links dopamine levels and ADHD

Jul 2, 2019 by

Research indicates that children and adults with ADHD may have higher concentration of dopamine transporters, which remove dopamine from brain cells. With extra transporters present in one region of the brain, they remove the dopamine too quickly, giving it...

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Teens with ADHD have higher crash risk and more violations

Jun 2, 2019 by

A team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Management of ADHD looked at the records of newly licensed drivers to determine what role ADHD played. The large-scale longitudinal study...

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