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5 Must-Read Articles, and an Online Course, to Help Children with ADHD

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— Dr. David Rabiner, Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke Uni­ver­sity and founder of the Atten­tion Research Update.

Given the ongoing changes and controversies surrounding ADHD diagnosis and treatment, let us highlight 5 key articles written by Duke University’s Dr. David Rabiner to summarize recent scientific findings and their implications, plus a very relevant online course to help parents and professionals help children with ADHD.

1. Study finds large gaps between research and practice in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

  • Key insight: Evidence-based guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the evaluation and treatment of ADHD are frequently not followed. Many children are diagnosed with ADHD in the absence of clearly meeting DSM diagnostic criteria, and behavioral treatment is rarely recommended.
  • Key data point: Pediatricians prescribed ADHD medication to roughly 93% of youth diagnosed with ADHD. Documentation that behavioral treatment was recommended, however, was present in only 13% of the charts.

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Update: Survey of scientific, technological & market trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest digital brain health technologies, neuroscience findings and insights for  lifelong brain health and mental health.

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

 

Finally, here you are a fun brain teaser to challenge your frontal lobes.

 

We hope you enjoy all the neuro-stimulating reading 🙂

 

The SharpBrains Team

The Mediterranean Diet seen to substantially reduce brain shrinkage among older adults

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Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet (Los Angeles Times):

“The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.

But new research shows that brain shrinkage is less pronounced in older folks whose diets Read the rest of this entry »

Now available — Online Course: How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development

ADHDTreatments_courseoutlineIn order to successfully promote children’s healthy brain development, every parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD should learn how to systematically navigate and monitor the range of potential ADHD treatments based on the latest scientific evidence. This course aims at providing the necessary information, frameworks and toolkits to make well-informed decisions, in conjunction with professional advice, about medication, behavioral therapy, exercise, neurofeedback, working memory training, meditation, diet and supplements.

By the end of this 6-hour online, self-paced course participants will have gained the understanding and information required to navigate, prioritize and monitor ADHD treatments, both conventional and complementary, to maximize short-term and long-term healthy brain development for children with ADHD. Click HERE to learn more and purchase access (20%-off discount code: SB20)

Digital brain health start-up Neurotrack raises $6.5m to market cognitive assessment and intervention

healthcareITNeurotrack raises $6.5M for cognitive assessment tool, management program (MobiHealth News):

“Palo Alto-based Neurotrack, which has developed an online cognitive assessment test, raised $6.5 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Founders Fund, AME Cloud Ventures, and iSeed Ventures. Read the rest of this entry »

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