How Low Will They Go To Sell A Pill?

Friday, October 24, 2014

HARRINGTON: Adderall inauthenticity

Recently, Viewpoint Writer Hasan Khan advocated the legalization of Adderall for academic use, suggesting that neuroenhancers are the next logical step in harnessing technology to improve our lives. He argued that side effects of Adderall are rare with typical use, its performance-enhancing effects do not create competitive unfairness as do steroids in athletics and legalization would eventually lead to a drop in prices, making Adderall accessible to all. Yesterday, Brennan Edel addressed some flaws in that argument. I take issue another one of Khan’s assumptions. When Khan concludes, “only by decriminalizing neuroenhancers will society enter a new era of productivity,” he implies that such a new era is desirable for humanity. I disagree.

HARRINGTON: Adderall inauthenticity

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mental Health Watchdog Applauds Vatican’s Investigation Into Psychiatric Drugging of Children

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights applauds the Vatican for launching an investigation into the harmful effects of prescription psychiatric drugs. The conference brings together professionals to discuss the harmful consequences of overusing psychiatric drugs for treating mental and emotional disorders in children, as well as how a similar trend is hurting pregnant mothers

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Educators' misguided belief in 'neuromyths' hinders children's learning, expert says

I’ve noted here before how certain pop-psychology assertions about the brain stubbornly persist, despite being thoroughly debunked by scientists. A 2013 survey found, for example, that 65 percent of Americans still believe in the 80-year-old bogus notion (reinforced this year, unfortunately, by the sci-fi thriller “Lucy”) that humans use only 10 percent of their brain’s capacity.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Parents struggle to find mental health services for children

Kathy Peters’ son was 4 years old the first time he tried to kill his little brother.

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Raising children suffering from ADHD

Dealing with a child who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be tricky to deal with. But certainly not impossible. Parents should brace themselves for tantrums, arguments, hyperactivity and mood swings — all classic symptoms of ADHD. Here are some tips for parents on raising children who have ADHD.

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More Than Symptoms at Play in Prescribing ADHD Meds to Kids

New research shows that low maternal education increases the likelihood that a child with ADHD will receive medication, whereas immigrant status decreases the odds.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sample of child patients to test medical marijuana at MUSC

A small group of young patients will make history in South Carolina, testing a CBD extract, or a form of medical marijuana. CBD stands for Cannabidiol.

Sample of child patients to test medical marijuana at MUSC


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sulforaphane Can Help to Control Behavioral Problems Associated With Autism: Study

A latest study has suggested that a chemical present in broccoli sprout can help with behavioral problems in some people with autism.

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