Sleep duration forecasts ADHD for school-aged children

Jan 28, 2020 by

Researchers from Norway have found that how much a child sleeps may accurately predict whether they will have psychiatric disorder later in life including ADHD. The study followed children who were 6, 8, 10 and 12. The link was...

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Omega-3s helped ADHD in some youth

Dec 12, 2019 by

According to new research, omega-3 supplements helped kids and teens between ages 6 and 18 with ADHD who had lower levels of EPA in their blood. It appears the supplement replenished a lack of the nutrient....

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Sleep deprivation triples lapses in attention

Dec 10, 2019 by

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General found that sleep deprivation can triple the number of lapses in attention and double the odds of making “placekeeping” errors. These are errors in how well you follow complex...

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Prenatal Seafood Consumption May Improve Attention

Nov 14, 2019 by

Although most pregnant women probably know not to risk eating raw sushi, a new study from Barcelona Institute for Global Health has shown the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty (cooked) fish during the first...

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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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