| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When I was superintendent of schools in Groton, I would often have heart-to-heart talks with young people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Too often, our educational systems give these students the impression they can't...
| Jul 3, 2013
Six to seven years in the making, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services is ready to move forward with changes to how it targets and treats mental illness in the community.
The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a reorganization...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:10 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.
Subtle surface deformities in a deep brain region vital for movement and learning have been linked to risks for attention deficit and other disorders among premature infants, according to a new study....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad. To visualize a goal and...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
I'm not exactly sure why maybe it's because of my carefully tracked reading habits? Then again, maybe it's because of the specific types of credit cards that I have, a much more likely scenario. But either way, I have been receiving unsolicited, unpaid...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
IS MERS ON THE LOOSE?
There are signs that the new coronavirus that emerged in the Arabian peninsula last year is spreading among people who have had no known contact with an infected source.
Ron Fouchier, of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dylan Jerrell was having a tough time in kindergarten.
The energetic, outgoing Bigfoot fan was easily frustrated, and he responded to challenges with disruptive meltdowns. He wouldn't hit anyone, but he'd break down and cry or yell at his teachers....
| May 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows.
The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
This story would be funny if it weren't so sad. Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended from the team on Friday because he substituted his urine sample for a teammate's to prevent the teammate from failing a drug test. Problem: Knebel's urine...