ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same neurocognitive deficits (Medical Xpress):
“Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur together Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
Can exercise reduce behavior problems and enhance cognition in children with ADHD?
Results from multiple studies indicate that exercise mitigates aging-related declines in cognitive functioning and that it may enhance cognitive functioning in older adults. Exercise has also been shown to be Read the rest of this entry »
Rich Man, Poor Man: Socioeconomic Adversity and Brain Development (Cerebrum):
“..While early exposure to additional languages or music may lead to beneficial changes in brain development, early adversity can likewise have important but detrimental effects on the brain. For example, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
There are several reasons why it is important to develop evidence-based ADHD treatments in addition to medication and behavior therapy.
Not all children benefit from medication, some experience intolerable side effects, and many continue to struggle despite the benefits provided by medication. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re glad to announce one more excellent speaker at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, September 19-20th.
A Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, Dr. Bruce Wexler won the NIH Director’s Award for high impact, high innovation, paradigm changing medical research, 2012–2016. Dr. Wexler is founder and chief scientist of C8 Sciences, Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ May 2013 e-newsletter, which features a variety of articles offering a more optimistic and evidence-based approach to brain and mental health than current practices.
First of all, let us highlight that Scientific American just published an excellent review of our new book. The author sums it up by saying that “…I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger…I find the emerging field of neuroplasticity immensely exciting, and guides like this one are both hopeful and reasonable.” As a reader points out, the word “awesome” does not appear often in science-oriented publications…so we are especially proud to see the book merit such treatment.
That’s it for now. Have a stimulating June!
Envisioning The Future With Inventor Cori Lathan (NPR): “Computers were created to be useful tools, but all too often it’s still a chore to get technology to do our bidding…For example, working as an engineer with astronauts at NASA, Lathan realized that the physical challenges of living in space in some ways mirror the challenges of living with a disability on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »