New dimensional, multi-informant approach uncovers brain marker for ADHD symptoms
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  March 12, 2017  
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 New dimensional, multi-informant approach uncovers brain marker for ADHD symptomsNew dimensional, multi-informant approach uncovers brain marker for ADHD symptoms
 
Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S. school-aged kids, clinicians still don't fully understand the underlying causes of this common condition.
 
 
 How is Oppositional Defiant Disorder Diagnosed?How is Oppositional Defiant Disorder Diagnosed?
 
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental condition that presents as a recurring pattern of irritable/angry mood, defiant/argumentative behavior, or vindictiveness, that lasts for a period of at least 6 months. While the exact cause of ODD is not clear, biological, genetic and environmental factors are all believed to play their roles.
 
   Biological, Genetic and Environmental Causes of Oppositional Defiant DisorderBiological, Genetic and Environmental Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
 
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a recurring pattern of irritable/ angry mood, defiant/ argumentative behavior or vindictiveness that lasts for a period of at least 6 months. It is estimated to occur in between 1 to 16% of children and adolescents.
 
   Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disordersHead injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders
 
Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes in the brain in a way that increases people's risk for a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, UCLA life scientists report.
 
   Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research findsBrain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds
 
Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined.
 
 Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Overview
 
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) OverviewEven well-behaved children may be oppositional at some point in time. Oppositional behavior may be seen particularly when young children are stressed, upset, hungry or tired. This is considered a normal part of development in children between the ages of 2 – 3 years old and in the early adolescent period.
 
 
 Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxiety
 
Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxietyA pilot study of guanfacine, a controlled-release alpha2-agonist, in children and adolescents with general, separation-related, and social anxiety disorder showed the drug to be safe and well-tolerated and provided preliminary evidence of its potential effectiveness.
 
 
 Researchers discover 'Developmental Split-Brain syndrome' caused by biallelic mutations in DCC gene
 
Researchers discover 'Developmental Split-Brain syndrome' caused by biallelic mutations in DCC geneIn a study published in Nature Genetics, Dr Saumya Jamuar, co-founder of Global Gene Corp and a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School, under the supervision of Prof Christopher Walsh and A/Prof Timothy Yu of Harvard Medical School, reports on a new disease entity that they discovered in their quest to map novel human disorders related to brain development.