By: Dr. David Rabiner
Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD, and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation.
Academic outcomes can be measured in 2 different ways — academic achievement and academic performance — and both are compromised in children with ADHD. Academic achievement refers to the information and skills that children acquire and is typically measured by standardized tests. Academic performance focuses on direct measures of success at school such as grades, grade retention, high school graduation, and college enrollment.
An important question then, for millions of kids diagnosed with ADHD and for their parents and educators, is whether long-term academic functioning can improve with appropriate treatment. Read the rest of this entry »
Time to ‘just say no’ to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes (Medical Xpress):
“Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.
In fact, non-drug approaches should be the first choice for treating dementia patients’ common symptoms such as Read the rest of this entry »
Quick heads-up: The Scattergood Foundation and the Kennedy Forum have partnered to recognize innovations that challenge how behavioral healthcare is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services and/or technologies. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Just a quick heads-up to the SharpBrains community: we are wrapping up a comprehensive market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (non-invasive, scalable, potentially ubiquitous). To learn when it becomes available, keep tuned via our e-Newsletter.
See below, in alphabetical order, a few of the organizations to be profiled in the report, given their relevant intellectual property portfolios (primarily patents). Read the rest of this entry »
Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains? (Popular Science):
“Thync bills itself first and foremost as a neuroscience company. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wearable device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s electrical state through transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »
What did they find (at a recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveying community-based ADHD diagnoses and treatments)?
- For around 30 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD, the evidence that DSM criteria were met was missing.
- ADHD rating scales were collected from parents and teachers for only 56 percent of youth with an ADHD diagnosis.
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