Influence of gender on Tourette syndrome beyond adolescence
Most readers probably already know that Tourette's is more common in males than females. But what about in post-adolescence? Do gender differences make a difference in tic symptoms later in life? A newly published study by Lichter and Finnegan suggest that symptoms may be more common and more severe in women than in men. Gender, by itself, however, does not account for much of the differences in tic symptoms and does not account for gender differences in psychosocial functioning. The latter seems more related to tic severity and comorbid disorders: Abstract Although boys are disproportionately affected by tics in Tourette syndrome (TS), ...
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying Bottom Line: Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health. Author: Frank J. Elgar, Ph.D., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues. Background: About 1 in 5 adolescents has experienced recent online bullying and cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, can increase the risk of mental health problems in teens as well as the misuse of drugs and alcohol. It is important to understand whether cyberbullying contributes uniquely to mental health and substance ...
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 they really multi-task without paying a price for it in the quality of their work? The answer is "no." Great writing requires clear thinking. Just ask Jeff Bezos, CEO of ...
ADHD drugs ‘do not stunt children’s growth,’ say AAP
Medical News Today reports: To investigate whether stimulant medications are associated with final adult height, the researchers examined 340 children with ADHD who were born between 1976-1982 and compared their final height in adulthood with a control group of 680 children who did not have the disorder. After studying height and stimulant treatment information from medical records and an adult follow-up study, the team found that neither ADHD nor stimulant treatment was associated with final height in adulthood. Read more about the study on Medical News Today. Carousel image credit: Dreamstime
ResearchInfluence of gender on Tourette syndrome beyond adolescence Does watching yourself tic in a mirror increase tics or decrease them?
A new study suggests that watching yourself tic in the mirror may increase tics: Abstract Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) is characterized by motor and phonic tics. It is unknown how paying attention...Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Increases Schizophrenia Risk, Researchers Say
There is some new research that may alarm some readers, so I’ll say this at the top: just because your child has OCD, it does not mean that he or she will develop schizophrenia. Obsessive compulsive...Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying Bottom Line: Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners...Read More Posts From This Category
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A very exciting press release issued January 8 by the U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today released a school...The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder Read More Posts From This Category