Adderall might improve your test scores – but so could a placebo

Some students take ADHD drugs to improve their academic performance. A trial suggests Adderall can work in this way, but it ’s largely due to the placebo effect
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Emilie Campos, Chad Hazlett, Patricia Tan, Holly Truong, Sandra Loo, Charlotte DiStefano, Shafali Jeste, Damla ┼×entürkAbstractEvent-related potentials (ERP) waveforms are the summation of many overlapping signals. Changes in the peak or mean amplitude of a waveform over a given time period, therefore, cannot reliably be attributed to a particular ERP component of ex ante interest, as is the standard approach to ERP analysis. Though this problem is widely recognized, it is not well addressed in practice. Our approach begins by presuming th...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Studies of the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug therapy and suicidal ideation and attempts (SIA) have conflicting results. METHODS: Cohorts of patients with ADHD aged 6 years or older with at leas...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
ConclusionThis study reports significant variability in sensory processing among children with DCD, ADHD and co-occurring symptoms using a population-based sample. These differences can contribute to understand how neurological and social factors correlates across diagnoses.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusions Early-onset neurodevelopmental dis orders, particularly with comorbidity, have a far-reaching impact on adult life in terms of SA and DP.byVirtanen M, Lallukka T, Kivim äki M, Alexanderson K, Ervasti J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3885
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research
The health tracking market is booming. What with smart bracelets, smart beds and smart chest straps, the tracking industry has penetrated the lives of old and young from the time they wake up in the morning to the time they hit the bed at night (and beyond). It’s no wonder that user penetration is projected to reach 25% of the adult population by 2022 in the US alone and that these devices are being adopted by over 30% of individuals across all age groups. Naturally, I count among those adopters. I call myself a data geek, using the data accumulated from myriads of health trackers to help me make more informed hea...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health digital technology health data digital health sensors Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: With the ABR profiling test a minority of patients with schizoaffective disorder tested positive for schizophrenia. In contrast a majority (85%) of patients with schizophrenia in a previous study tested positive. These preliminary results leave us ignorant whether schizoaffective disorder should be regarded as a schizophrenia-like disorder or a psychotic mood disorder and add to the questions regarding the validity of this diagnostic entity. However, the ABR profiling method is still in its infancy and its exploration in a range of psychiatric disorders is warranted. PMID: 32063251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41398-020-0755-4DRD4 48 bp multiallelic variants as age-population-specific biomarkers in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Source: Translational Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsNeighborhood poverty was not associated with ADHD severity in multivariate analysis. This suggests other factors, including medication use, confound the relationship between neighborhood poverty and ADHD severity. Lack of medication treatment was significantly associated with higher symptom burdens for children with access to primary care. Decreased medication use in higher poverty communities warrants exploration and public health interventions to ensure adequate ADHD management for all children.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Fawaz AlasmariAbstractEvidence demonstrates that chronic caffeine exposure, primarily through consumption of coffee or tea, leads to both increased alertness and anxiety. Preclinical and clinical studies showed that caffeine induced beneficial effects on mood and cognition. Other studies using molecular techniques have reported that caffeine exhibited neuroprotective effects in animal models by protecting dopaminergic neurons. Moreover, caffeine interacts with both dopaminergic system, which leads to improvements in neurobehav...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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