Research

Mobile Apps for Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review of Features and Content Quality

Mobile apps abound, but are they any good? This is one of the few studies I’ve seen to actually look at the quality of apps for a specific diagnosis. Here’s the abstract of the study: BACKGROUND: With... 

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

Dennis Thompson reports: Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving... 

Is Bipolar Disorder linked to higher intellect and creativity?

Childhood IQ and risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood: prospective birth cohort study Daniel J. Smith, Jana Anderson, Stanley Zammit, Thomas D. Meyer, Jill P. Pell and Daniel Mackay British Journal of... 

Study: Math-Anxious Parents Can Hinder Children’s Math Achievement

KELO TV has a nice summary of some new research: If math makes you anxious, you may now be able to blame your parents. New research published in the Psychological Science, a journal of the Association... 

Coaxing Children With Selective Mutism to Find Their Voices

Catherine Saint Louis reports: … The problem usually begins before age 5, and early intervention can help. Treatment usually involves cognitive behavioral therapy, with modifications for children... 

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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

School’s Re-opening: Protect Your Child’s Privacy

As children return to school, parents are often swamped with forms and informational packets. One of them, however, is something that you really need to pay attention to if you want to protect your child’s privacy. Under FERPA, schools that receive public education funds must notify parents every year as to what types of information the school district considers “Directory Information” that they... [Read more of this news story]

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]

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