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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?

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Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world’s most iconic art, but historical accounts of his work practices and behaviour show that he struggled to complete projects. Drawing on these accounts, Professor Catani lays out the evidence supporting his hypothesis that, as well as explaining his chronic procrastination, ADHD could have been a factor in Leonardo’s extraordinary creativity and achievements across the arts and sciences. Professor Catani, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s, says: ‘While impossible to make a post-mortem diagnosis for someone who lived 500 years ago, I am confident that ADHD is the most...
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ADHD medications and impairment of sleep in children

ADHD medications and impairment of sleep in children
Stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cause sleep problems among the children who take them, a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludes. The study addresses decades of conflicting opinions and evidence about the medications' effect on sleep. In a "meta-analysis,"published online Nov. 23 by the journal Pediatrics, the Nebraska researchers found children given the medicines take significantly longer to fall asleep, have poorer quality sleep and sleep for shorter periods. About one in 14 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with ADHD, a chronic condition that includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. About 3.5 million are...
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Impaired functional connectivity in preterm brains

Impaired functional connectivity in preterm brains
In their research "Impact of preterm birth on structural and functional connectivity in neonates" presented at the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) conference in Chicago, Oct 19, 2015, Cynthia Rogers and her colleagues at Washington University Neonatal Development Research Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that key brain networks involved in attention, communication and emotion were weaker in premature infants, suggesting an explanation for why children born pre...
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ADHD What's new?

ADHD what's new? A compilation of recent articles

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ADHD Read all about it

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