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What Can Twitter Reveal About People with ADHD

Quote: “Understanding the components that some people have or don’t have, the range of coping mechanisms that people use – that all leads to a better understanding of the condition.” What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like for someone with the condition, according to findings published by University of Pennsylvania researchers Sharath Chandra Guntuku and Lyle Ungar in the Journal of Attention Disorders. […]

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Pinpointing The Cause Of Tourette Syndrome

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) and neurogeneticists at Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, brings your attention to the recent publication in the scientific journal Neuron of important news related to the origin and cause of Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 school-aged children in the U.S, and for which there is currently no known cure. Pinpointing the cause of Tourette syndrome has been […]

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Hayley’s Journey

BY GAIL AND HARRY KOUJAIAN The Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) community is very fortunate and in an envious position. For being a rare disease, there are now several clinical trials in the pipeline with more on the way. Hayley’s childhood was mostly typical. She was a happy kid that participated in Karate, cheerleading, sports and met all her early milestones. Things however changed around 1st grade. She was clumsy and started to have issues […]

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Functional Outcomes in a School-Based Sample of Children

The Journal of Attention Disorders has published a new study, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Functional Outcomes in a School-Based Sample of Children. This study looked at the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also have another mental disorder, and it also reported the impact that these disorders had on affected children. Researchers from the CDC, the University of Florida-Jacksonville, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center found that more than half […]