BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism
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  April 10, 2017  
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 BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autismBrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism
 
Software company BrainDx ( announces a pioneering measurement tool to assist practitioners and researchers in differentiating between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.
 
 
 Study links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexiaStudy links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexia
 
A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.
 
   Long-term use of ADHD medications may be linked to increase in growth-related costsLong-term use of ADHD medications may be linked to increase in growth-related costs
 
In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of ADHD.
 
   Rutgers study explores barriers to obtaining appointment with developmental and behavioral specialistsRutgers study explores barriers to obtaining appointment with developmental and behavioral specialists
 
An estimated one in six children in the United States have development disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or cerebral palsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
   Exposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryosExposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryos
 
Findings published today provide evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which disturbs brain development.
 
 Study shows how prefrontal cortex may teach hippocampus to differentiate goal-related memories
 
Study shows how prefrontal cortex may teach hippocampus to differentiate goal-related memoriesNeurons in the prefrontal cortex "teach" neurons in the hippocampus to "learn" rules that distinguish memory-based predictions in otherwise identical situations, suggesting that learning in the present helps guide learning in the future, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published April 5 in the journal Neuron.
 
 
 Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds
 
Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study findsVeterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And women veterans with substance use disorders have an even higher rate of suicide -- more than five times that of their peers, the research shows.