New Approaches in Researching Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Some researchers around the world have been thinking about a different way to think about mental and neurological disorders. They have found that current diagnostic categories may not align with new genetic and neuroscience findings. A unique Ontario project, the province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network is studying multiple disorders at the same time…

Brain Region Interactions that Control Attention Found to be Weak in ADHD

The subjective nature of tools used to assess ADHD, such as rating scales and feedback from parents and educators has long been criticized by media and naysayers even though all mental health disorders are diagnosed in this manner. For this reason a recent study‚Äôs findings may be are of interest to the ADHD community. Weidong…

ADHD Stimulant Medication May Increase Risk of Psychotic Events for Children with a Family History of Serious Mental Illness

A recent study will be of interest to parents of children with ADHD who have a history of severe mental illness. The study looked at 141 children and young adults in Nova Scotia, taking stimulant medication, who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness such as a major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder,…