Research

One in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs

Getting into trouble with drugs is one way to derail a promising future, and a lot more than traffickers in hard narcotics are engaging in risky behavior on university campuses. A recent literature review... 

Boredom and frustration trigger skin-picking and other compulsive behaviors

An interesting news release from the University of Montreal: Individuals who get easily bored, frustrated or impatient are more inclined to develop skin-picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviors,... 

About 7% of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

Dennis Thompson reports: About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate — which differs significantly from other... 

Comorbidity in Tourette Syndrome: lifetime prevalence and risks

Finally we have a study that provides us with some analysis of comorbidity in Tourette Syndrome (TS)  based on a large sample size. The Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium for Genetics... 

ADHD may raise the odds of premature death

I realize this post will likely distress or upset some readers, but sticking our heads in the sand about risks our loved ones or students may face won’t help. So as alarming as the research results... 

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Event

OCD NJ to host annual conference March 15 in Garwood

NJ.com reports: OCD NJ, an affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, will host its 15th annual Conference on Sunday, March 15, at The Westwood in Garwood. The conference... 

Tourette Syndrome World Congress – London, June 24-26, 2015

The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS), Tourettes Action-UK (TA), along with other partners, are proud to present the 1st World Congress... 

Save the Date: The 2015 Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support

I’m pleased to announce that I will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support. I will also be conducting a break-out session.... 

Tourette Syndrome conference in Atlanta, June 2015

THE BRAD COHEN TOURETTE FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO PRESENT  The 2015 Tourette Syndrome Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 2015 www.TouretteSyndromeConference.com Join us for the 2nd Annual Brad Cohen... 

NJ: Symposium for Professionals on Tourette Syndrome November 20th

The First Annual Childhood Mental Health Symposium will take place at Rutgers University on November 20, 2014.  This inaugural  event is presented by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated... 

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Tips

Elimination diets for ADHD: beyond the media hype

I am often asked by parents about whether their child’s diet could be causing their ADHD or worsening it. My answer is that yes, there is some controlled research demonstrating that foods or additives can produce the symptoms of ADHD or exacerbate them, but let’s not jump to an elimination diet. One of the most well-known studies on diet and ADHD was conducted by Dr. Lidy Pelsser and... [Read more of this news story]

Here’s An Easy Way To Help Your Children Improve Their Writing

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s a good time to address a common situation. Your child is supposed to be working on a paper or an essay, but you see that they are texting friends and checking Facebook while they are working on it. Being a thoughtful parent, you tactfully suggest that they focus on the task, only to be met with, “No problem, Mom, I can multitask!” But can... [Read more of this news story]

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