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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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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