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Impulsivity

ADHD Women: Higher Rate of Self-Harm & Suicide Attempts

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 September 21st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Hinshaw et al. published by the the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2012) shows that women who were diagnosed with ADHD as young adults, in are more likely to attempt suicide or report injuring themselves than comparable young women in a control group. In the first of the studies, 228 girls [...]

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ADHD & Mindfulness: An Interview with Lidia Zylowska MD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is the author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. She is a UCSC-affiliated psychiatrist who specializes in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health and adult ADHD. She practices in northern California. Dr. Zylowska is a cofounder of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she conducted the first study of mindfulness-training for adults and [...]

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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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Genetic variant that can lead to severe impulsivity identified

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:51+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-27) -- Scientists have found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. The researchers sequenced DNA of the impulsive subjects and compared those sequences with DNA from an equal number of non-impulsive Finnish control subjects. They [...]

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Violence is NOT a symptom of ADHD

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 December 6th, 2007|Categories: ADHD, News|Tags: , , , , |

In an article written about the Omaha shootings, the reporter made a point to mention that the shooter had been diagnosed with ADHD. Violent behavior is NOT a symptom of ADHD. In addition, the shootings were not the result of impulsivity, due to the fact that the shootings were pre-meditated.

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