Although they do not have problems with long-term memories, people with ADHD may have impaired short-term — or working — memory, research shows. As a result, they may…

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Disadvantages: • When the signal is transduced from one neuron to the other, the electrical synapse slowly becomes weak. What will happen if there is no synapse in…

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In a series of studies, Bird has found that about half of people with autism have alexithymia — it’s these people who struggle with emotion and empathy, whereas…

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A new study published Aug. 31 finds ADHD diagnoses in children between the ages of 4 and 17 increased from 6.1% in 1997-1998 to 10.2% in 2015-2016. “This…

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A survey presented at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists last week showed that most doctors identify psychiatry as the least respected medical specialty. Are…

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Adults who suspect they have ADHD should see a licensed mental health professional or doctor, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist who has experience diagnosing ADHD, for an…

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Language has always played a very crucial role in our lives. … But if you see emotive language, the sole purpose of it is to overstate a situation,…

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Today: In 44 states, a jail or prison holds more mentally ill individuals than the largest remaining state psychiatric hospital. Individuals with psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar…

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing…

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Among the major goals of psychology are to describe, explain, predict, and improve human behavior. Some psychologists accomplish this by contributing to our basic understanding of how people…

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