Commonly prescribed ADHD medications have a stimulating effect on brain cells and subsequently release more of the neurotransmitters called dopamine and norepinephrine, which on the positive side can enhance a child’s ability to control impulsive behaviors and concentrate –but they also cause increased activity in the central nervous system…
New research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between sunlight, sleep, and screen time (like computers and television sets) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how the latter might be affected by the former, says ADHD expert Dr. L. Eugene Arnold.
After years or declining rates of breastfeeding, the last decade has seen a reversal of this trend. More and more mothers are following recommendations and breastfeeding exclusively for at least 6 months. Breastfeeding yields benefits not just for the infant, but for the mother as well.
Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology, discusses a study which he lead that found that children who have been exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).