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 Disorders in collaboration with the Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter, NJ Psychiatric Association, NJ Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Rutgers University. This year's topic is Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Tics, OCD and Trichotillomania. The symposium is aimed at medical and mental health professionals. Professionals please register through the link provided in the flyer below. If you are a parent, feel free to pass this information along to your child's treating professionals. Should you have questions, please ...
Why Can’t Teenagers Go to Sleep Earlier? And Why Don’t Schools Accommodate That?
Lynne Lamberg explains that puberty is associated with delays in nocturnal melatonin secretion, resulting in teens staying up approximately two hours later than pre-pubertal children. But since teens still need as much sleep as prepubertal children, they suffer a sleep deficit if school starts early. We've known this for decades, but even now, most school districts continue to start (too) early. Think of how you function if you do not get enough sleep. Is it any surprise that teens who are sleep-deprived will be more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems or have more difficulty focusing, learning, and producing? Why, oh why, don't ...
Brains of children with ADHD less likely to recognize angry expression
[caption id="attachment_3317" align="alignright" width="269"] Faces used in NIPS study. © National Institutes of Natural Sciences[/caption] Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities. They have been found to have impaired recognition of emotional expression from other faces. The research group of Professor Ryusuke Kakigi of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with Professor Masami K. Yamaguchi and Assistant Professor Hiroko Ichikawa of Chuo University first identified the characteristics of facial expression recognition of children with ADHD by measuring hemodynamic ...
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), ...
ResearchNY: New Research Program for Children and Adolescents with Tourette’s Disorder Why Can’t Teenagers Go to Sleep Earlier? And Why Don’t Schools Accommodate That?
Lynne Lamberg explains that puberty is associated with delays in nocturnal melatonin secretion, resulting in teens staying up approximately two hours later than pre-pubertal children. But since teens...Brains of children with ADHD less likely to recognize angry expression
Faces used in NIPS study. © National Institutes of Natural Sciences Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded...Reward enhances tic suppression in children within months of tic disorder onset
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