Archive for ADHD

Two Thoughts on Autism Spectrum Disorders: ADHD Is Low in France & It’s Not All About Genetics

I recently ran across two articles that deal with autism spectrum disorders. Here they are: 3 Things We Can Learn From French Parents—Whose Kids Rarely Have ADHD | PJ Media. by Brianna Sharbaugh Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, mouse study suggests ScienceDaily June 9th, 2016 The first article on ADHD (attention […]

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QUICK LOOK: Dangers of Students’ Short Attention Spans | LifeZette

Dangers of Students Short Attention Spans | LifeZette. by Deirdre Reilly In the above article Deirdre Reilly—pulling from a recent report that appeared in The Telegraph—observes: “The age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span that even a goldfish can hold a thought in its mind longer than a human can….” […]

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Update #2: The Behavioral Drug Continuum

What can I say, articles on what I am calling the Behavioral Drug Continuum (which I blogged about in my post of 04.15.14) are coming fast and furious. Here’s one by Allen Frances, professor emeritus at Duke University. Professor Frances was chairman of the DSM-IV task force. His article is entitled: My Prediction: The ADHD […]

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Insecure Attachment & Obesity, Pre-K & Entitlement, and Classrooms & Digital Tech—Imprisoning Minds In the Object World (part I)

Psychology undergraduate students just starting out often hear about neuroscientist Paul MacLean’s model known as the triune brain. Using evolution as a backdrop, MacLean’s model attempts to explain how the human brain developed. Although MacLean started sketching out his model in the 1960s, he worked in ernest to popularize his model with the 1990 release […]

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UPDATE: The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder –

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder – The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign By ALAN SCHWARZ – DECEMBER 14, 2013 Hello all. Just a quick update to my December 11th, 2013, blog post on how we should add desirable care to our focus on affordable care. In my earlier […]

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