Tag Archive: ADHD

ADHD, Depression and Suicide: What Parents Should Know

Self-Portrait #21 by Robbie McKee

Recent research links ADHD with depression and suicidal behaviour in teens. How should parents respond?

Does Ritalin Improve Academic Performance?

Ritalin Kids by unfolded

If Ritalin helps your child focus in class, he or she should learn more. But are parents correct in this assumption?

Compassion, Part 3: Are kids with ADHD less compassionate?

Kids with ADHD often have social problems – is it because they lack empathy?

Psychiatric Symptoms May Predict Internet Addiction in Adolescents

Teens with other mental health concerns may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction, according to a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

FA070 – Anatomy of Three Things

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent stories from the familyanatomy.com website, including: Food ads lead to snacking, and some portray drug-seeking behaviour Caffeine reduces memory loss, at least in mice Ritalin works better for bad sleepers Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in…


Placebo Effects On Parents of Children with ADHD

Parents and teachers who are told a child is taking ADHD medication, when the child is not, tend to be more sympathetic to the child’s behaviour and treat them more positively. This study, conducted by University of Buffalo Associate professor Daniel A. Waschbusch, was recently published in the Journal of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics. These…

FA065 – Anatomy of Emotional Intelligence, Bias & Emotion Prediction

Day 2 of the Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Montreal, Canada. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss: Emotional Intelligence: Can it be taught to teens and school staff? Positive Bias: Kids with ADHD and learning problems underestimate their difficulties. What are the implications? Emotion Prediction: People have trouble predicting how they’ll feel after a walk in…


Brain differences and ADHD

University of Washington researcher Theodore Beauchaine has found differences in the brain activity of teenage boys with ADHD. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) was used to examine brain activity of teens with and without ADHD. Two brain areas were the focus of the study. The striatal region is involved in motivating people to engage in…