Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in research that experts hope could lead to a better understanding of the condition. ADHD is thought to affect about 2.5% of adults and about 5% of children worldwide. Concerns have been raised that the neurodevelopmental disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the UK. “We know that it is highly heritable,” said Prof Anders Børglum, co-author of the research, from…

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‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

Women with ADHD have to deal with symptoms that range from disorganization to OCD-like rituals—as well as the fear of being found out. At the Better Together Festival attendees are encouraged to doodle in notebooks or walk around. On a bumpy shuttle ride to the Better Together Festival grounds, I sat next to Courtney, a woman I instinctively cast as “having it together.” With wide eyes, an exuberant laugh, and the sort of blonde hair…

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Woman Must Know! If She Loves a Man With Asperger’s Syndrome

Woman Must Know! If She Loves a Man With Asperger’s Syndrome

Fnord wrote: There Will Be Loneliness – Example: He may have social withdrawal moments, and may simply want to do his own thing, more often than you would like. I always thought that each partner being able to do their own thing was a sign of a healthy relationship, whether there’s a partner on the spectrum or not. Quote: 1. There Will Probably be No Public Displays of Affection – Example: May be affectionate in…

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The women who don’t know they’re autistic

The women who don’t know they’re autistic

Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because such women are intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, they can slip through the cracks of our still-inefficient diagnostic procedures. World Autism Awareness Day takes place every April 2, and in 2018 the focus is on the empowerment of women and girls…

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Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias

Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists. Prof Francesca Happé, director of the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, warned that the failure to recognise autism in girls and women was taking…

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Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders.must watch

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders.must watch

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders. An Israeli study recently published in the prestigious journal Neurology examined the effect of medical cannabis therapy on children on the autistic spectrum. The study, led by Dr. Adi Aran, director of the pediatric neurology unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, found that cannabis treatment with a high concentration of CBD (the non-psychoactive substance considered to…

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Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders. An Israeli study recently published in the prestigious journal Neurology examined the effect of medical cannabis therapy on children on the autistic spectrum. The study, led by Dr. Adi Aran, director of the pediatric neurology unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, found that cannabis treatment with a high concentration of CBD (the non-psychoactive substance considered to…

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Latest Research:Ketogenic diet may prevent cognitive decline

Latest Research:Ketogenic diet may prevent cognitive decline

Ketogenic Diet has previously shown positive effects for patients with neurological disorders, like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, autism. Washington: Following a ketogenic diet — a high-fat, low-carbohydrate regime — may boost cognitive abilities, a study in mice suggests. Researchers from University of Kentucky in the US showed that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact the health of one can affect the other. “Neurovascular integrity, including cerebral…

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11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD

11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD

If you feel like your constant lateness and total disorganization is getting in the way of your life, it may come as a relief to know that these “bad habits” may be signs of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). While it’s likely you struggled with it more as a kid, the symptoms of ADHD can stick around, affect you into adulthood, and truly make life difficult. So, how do you know if you have…

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7 Foods to Avoid If Your Child Has ADHD

7 Foods to Avoid If Your Child Has ADHD

Certain foods can make your child’s ADHD symptoms worse. Here’s what you need to know to create a better ADHD diet For years, doctors have speculated that certain foods may have something to do with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Much research has been done on the subject of a helpful diet for ADHD, but according to the Mayo Clinic, experts don’t believe that foods actually cause ADHD. What some foods seem to do, however, is worsen ADHD symptoms or cause…

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