Predicting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been detailing our increased ability to predict which people are more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder following a highly stressful event. Approximately 20% of children and adults develop PTSD subsequent to experiencing intense or severe stress. Here are…

Anatomy of Autism (Episode 82)

Psychologists speak with Dr. Gillian Graham Bevan, a psychologist whose son has autism.

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Good Sleepers Get Less Benefit from ADHD Meds

Researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University in Montreal have spent years examining the sleep of children diagnosed with ADHD. In a study published in 2007 in the journal Sleep, Dr. Ruet Gruber and colleagues looked at the performance of 37 six to twelve year olds with ADHD on a test…

Oxygen reduces autism symptoms

The BBC News reported on Saturday that, after 40 hours of oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber, autistic children showed increased eye contact and improved social interactions compared to a control group. Previous research has shown that this kind of treatment also reduces symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. The research, headed by…