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To reduce ADHD epidemic, promote (concussion-free) sports and physical activity programs?

brainimaging_cognitivetasksExer­cise Is ADHD Med­ica­tion (The Atlantic): “This morn­ing the med­ical jour­nal Pedi­atrics pub­lished research that found kids who took part in a reg­u­lar phys­i­cal activ­i­ty pro­gram showed impor­tant enhance­ment of cog­ni­tive per­for­mance and brain func­tion. The findings…“demonstrate a causal effect of a phys­i­cal pro­gram on exec­u­tive con­trol, and pro­vide sup­port for phys­i­cal activ­i­ty for improv­ing child­hood cog­ni­tion Read the rest of this entry »

Misuse & Abuse of ADHD Meds among college students: Updated review of a growing concern

amphetamine-moleculeThe mis­use and abuse of pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tion is a grow­ing con­cern. I remem­ber speak­ing with col­leagues 15–20 years ago as reports about the non­med­ical use of stim­u­lant med­ica­tions used to treat ADHD (non­med­ical use is defined as use by indi­vid­u­als with­out a pre­scrip­tion) were first appear­ing in the media. At the time, these were gen­er­al­ly thought to be iso­lat­ed inci­dents that were being over-dra­ma­tized in the press. Read the rest of this entry »

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