Robo-Tar - Play the Guitar with One Hand

Music therapy has been around for many years and is recognized as a tool for helping people with emotional and behavioral issues such as depression or ADHD. While the usual instruments used include the drums, cymbals and other instruments that do not require too much instruction, the guitar is also being used as an option. Learning to play guitar requires some finger dexterity and this comes with limitations as to who may learn to play guitar – Robo-Tar has taken this obstacle out of the equation. Allowing people with disabilities to handle a guitar is a start towards giving them new hope and opportunities.
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Product Investors Source Type: news

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We describe the neurodevelopmental needs in this young cohort at study enrollment as reported by the parent or primary care-giver. We present data that supports that young boys with DMD have a high prevalence of neurodevelopmental needs as reported by parent or care-giver. Further, boys with DMD mutations between exons 45-50 reported higher cognitive problems. There was no relationship between neurodevelopmental needs and glucocorticoid use. We conclude that there is an unmet, critical medical need in DMD to develop pragmatic solutions for early detection and intervention of neurodevelopmental needs during a window of neu...
Source: PLOS Currents Muscular Dystrophy - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the stigma associated with parenting a child with disabilities may be one mechanism that places such parents at risk for poor health. Efforts to alleviate the stigma associated with developmental disorders or mental health problems may have beneficial effects on health of parents of individuals with such conditions.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
(CNN) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence confirming frequent complaints that the conditi...
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CONCLUSION: When an off-label prescription is being considered, it must comply with the basic rules of good clinical practice, and the benefit/risk ratio should be constantly reassessed. The proposed multidisciplinary framework, adapted to the characteristics of adult ADHD and the pharmacological properties of methylphenidate, appears to be an interesting strategy to meet the requirements of the good clinical practice. The complementary assessments carried out and the collegial framework allow enhancing the patient's follow-up and minimize the drug risk, particularly in the psychiatric, addictive and cardiovascular adverse...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Welcome to The Neuroscience Report where each week we will highlight a specific topic in neuroscience and provide you with links to 5 journal articles, 5 news articles, and 5 wildcard picks. Brought to you by Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience—your source for peer-reviewed, evidence-based information.   This week’s topic: Binge Eating Disorder   5 Journal Articles Binge eating, trauma, and suicide attempt in community adults with major depressive disorder The relationship between body mass index, binge eating disorder, and suicidality Association...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Eating Disorders The Neuroscience Report binge eating disorder Dasotraline lisdexamfetamine dimesylate phentermine–topiramate Source Type: research
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The Unlinkable Data Chal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 5, Issue 7Author(s): Line Olsen, Thomas Sparsø, Shantel M Weinsheimer, Marcelo Bertalan Quintanilha Dos Santos, Wiktor Mazin, Anders Rosengren, Xabier Calle Sanchez, Louise K Hoeffding, Henriette Schmock, Marie Baekvad-Hansen, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Mark J Daly, Benjamin M Neale, Marianne G Pedersen, Esben Agerbo, Ole Mors, Anders Børglum, Merete Nordentoft, David M Hougaard, Preben Bo MortensenSummaryBackgroundAlthough the pathogenic nature of copy number variants (CNVs) on chromosome 22q11.2 has been recognised for decades, unbiased estimates...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CASE: Sam is a 6-year-old boy with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who recently relocated and has an appointment with you, his new pediatric clinician, to establish care. He was previously followed by a psychiatrist for 2 years for additional diagnoses of insomnia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and intellectual disability. He has tried and (apparently) failed multiple psychotropic trials including stimulants, nonstimulants, mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics. He has a delayed sleep onset and frequent night awakenings each night f...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Challenging Case Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018 Source:The Lancet Psychiatry Author(s): Line Olsen, Thomas Sparsø, Shantel M Weinsheimer, Marcelo Bertalan Quintanilha Dos Santos, Wiktor Mazin, Anders Rosengren, Xabier Calle Sanchez, Louise K Hoeffding, Henriette Schmock, Marie Baekvad-Hansen, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Mark J Daly, Benjamin M Neale, Marianne G Pedersen, Esben Agerbo, Ole Mors, Anders Børglum, Merete Nordentoft, David M Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Daniel H Geschwind, Carsten Pedersen, Wesley K Thompson, Thomas Werge Background Although the pathogenic nature of copy number variants (CNVs) on ch...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We describe the effects of LDX (50mg and 70mg) on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS; exploratory endpoint) from both studies. Design: The SDS was assessed at baseline, Week 6, and Week 12/early termination. Analyses included mixed-effects models for repeated measures for the examination of SDS total and domain score changes and a generalized estimating equation model to assess dichotomized remission status (remission [total score ?6] versus nonremission [total score>6]). Results: Least squares (95% confidence interval [CI]) mean treatment differences for SDS total score change from baseline at Week 12 were -2.80 (-3.98,...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Drug Development Original Research binge eating disorder disability functionality lisdexamfetamine dimesylate Sheehan Disability Scale Source Type: research
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