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January 29, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows Link Between Siblings, Autism And ADHD

January 29, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, compared to later-born siblings of non-diagnosed children, later-born siblings of children with autism were more likely to be diagnosed with autism or with ADHD. Likewise, compared to later-born siblings of non-diagnosed children, later-born siblings of children with ADHD were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD or with autism. [More]

January 22, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Way Music Evokes Memories And Feelings Has The Potential To Help People With Emotional Disorders And Dementia

January 22, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study, published in Scientific Reports, looked at how memories are able to influence our emotional responses induced by music and images. Traditionally different domains, music and pictures are usually studied separately. The current study aimed to renew research of emotional experiences evoked by music and pictures through comparison. [More]

January 18, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Modern Ads and Impact on Mental Health

January 18, 2019 10:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash
There are psychological principles, or neuromarketing, used in ads, that entice people to buy. And neuromarketing does have a dark side, influencing people to buy out of FOMO (fear of missing out), making claims that a product or service will bring happiness, and using high pressure tactics to induce anxiety until a purchase is made. [More]

January 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Black Mothers Rate ADHD Higher Than White Mothers For Both Black And White Children

January 15, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

adhd black mothers
Studies have shown rates of ADHD to be higher among Black children, especially boys. A new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders looked at why this may be the case. Most of the research on the topic of ADHD and assessments up to this point has only included Hispanic and White children with Hispanic and White informants. The new study addressed the key gaps in the existing literature by including Black and White boys and mothers. [More]

January 9, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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New Year Resolutions: Achievable or Just Magical Thinking?

January 9, 2019 20:33 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Perhaps a resolution is both possible and magical. There’s nothing wrong with magic per se if the belief in the magic is a force for forging ahead. Will the use of enchantment ensure the getting to where one wants to go? Be it January 1st, or a personal guardian angel, if that trust in an intangible helper steadies the way, no harm is done. [More]