Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?
Two new articles find that rates of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescription continue to rise all over the world.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
New data shows that calls to US poison control centers have increased significantly for children taking stimulant ADHD drugs.
New research has found that a childhood ADHD diagnosis is not predictive of adult functioning in boys.
Study of students without an ADHD diagnosis finds that stimulants (Adderall) have little impact on cognitive performance.
Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohort’s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.
A new study finds that stimulant prescribing rates to children continue to rise despite the well-established evidence documenting overdiagnosis of ADHD and overprescription of stimulants.
Two experts—a leading neuroscientist studying OCD, and a psychiatrist specializing in OCD treatment—question whether expensive brain imaging research has added anything to the treatment of OCD.
Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?
Giving a diagnosis of ADHD can profoundly disempower students and lead to what psychologists call “learned helplessness.” Isn’t it time for those of us in education to reclaim our profession? Who are the teaching and learning experts? Doctors? Drug companies? We are! And if we don’t stand up—for our students—against disempowering diagnoses and harmful drugs, who will?
How the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPN) in outdoor education environments can peak student interest and boost intrinsic motivation.
ADHD behaviors were linked to the presence of both high levels of pollutants and persistent economic deprivation at birth and through childhood.
Study uncovers teachers’ attitudes surrounding ADHD medication use and examines the influence of race and social class on teacher beliefs.
Calling ADHD a diagnosis, i.e., something with the capacity to explain the behaviours that it describes, is like saying the headache is causing the pain in my head or the inattention is caused by inattention. Scientism has turned ADHD from a vague, difficult to pin down concept into a fact of culture masquerading as a fact of nature.
Psychostimulant prescriptions have increased by 344% (from 2003 to 2015) for women of reproductive age (15-44 years old).
Race often determines whether school punishment or therapy and drugs will be used to address children’s problem behaviors.
Over and over again, we have shown that additional nutrients positively affect behaviour and mental states. This research offers further evidence that children with ADHD, mood dysregulation and symptoms of aggression should be given the opportunity to try micronutrient treatment FIRST.
The bidirectional relationship between diet and nutrition and social, emotional, and educational factors among European youth.
New research demonstrates that children diagnosed with ADHD at younger ages are more likely than those diagnosed later to receive multiple medications within five years of their diagnosis.
Street drug dealers and stimulant-peddling doctors both get clients high and addicted for profit. So there is really no difference between what they do except that doctors are more ‘successful’ at it, since they enjoy many advantages over illicit dealers and can get away with doing it legally.
Are diagnoses of mental disorders among children and adolescents in developed countries disproportionate to disease prevalence trends?
The youngest children in a class are more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis than their peers.
Officials at a school that was more focused on ADHD diagnoses described children’s behavior in terms of individual illnesses, taking children out of the context of their social interactions, race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
When the ADHD literature speaks of scattered attention, it uses terms with historical resonance. Ever since the Puritans, reformers have attached high importance to the regulation of attention. But the standard treatment of ADHD is designed for immediate, not eventual, benefits. It conflicts with its own rationale.