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Anxious people worry about risk, not loss

June 6, 2017

Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things won’t go as expected (risk) or that something bad will happen (loss). Aversion to risk and loss have powerful influences on how we make decisions. In a new paper researchers studied the influence of risk and loss aversion in people with anxiety, a disorder characterized by debilitating avoidance behavior and difficulties making daily-life decisions.

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Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?

March 29, 2017

  You may have heard of clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trials are voluntary research studies conducted in people and designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. If your child were to…

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ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers From the CDC

December 13, 2016

ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers Learn more about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discover how CDC’s research helps us all understand how ADHD impacts children and families. What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and often lasts into adulthood. More than 1 in 10 children, 4-17 years…

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Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

September 22, 2016

Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Its Diagnosis and Treatment in a Community Based Epidemologic Study   CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) funded one of the largest community-based, epidemiologic studies of ADHD in the United States to enhance our understanding of ADHD in children and to make the…

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Pediatric care for children with ADHD

May 22, 2016

Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD   Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is…

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Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney

May 11, 2016

by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W. “If something exists, it exists in some amount. If it exists in some amount, then it is capable of being measured.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644   Introduction Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and…

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How Children’s ADHD Symptoms Affect Parents’ Feelings & Behavior

March 17, 2016

ADHD in children puts stress on parents. In fact, parents of children with ADHD report greater parenting stress, less satisfaction in their parenting role, and more depressive symptoms than other parents. They also report more negative interactions with their child. This is certainly not true in all families where a child has ADHD but instead…

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A Scientific Understanding of Nicotine Addiction

February 17, 2016

Learn a scientific approach to the policy and practice of nicotine addiction.

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A Surprising Connection between Altitude and ADHD 

February 2, 2016

Learn about high altitude effect on children with ADHD.

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Why do College Students Misuse ADHD Medication?

November 3, 2015

New findings in why college students abuse ADHD medication.

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