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Adderall and similar drugs are used to help treat narcolepsy, depression, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. But how does it work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains.
  • TED
More than one in seventy children are believed to be affected by autism, a condition that can cause cognitive and behavioral challenges.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 23 min
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 11 min
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatment for different types of brain tumors.
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
According to news sources, on Friday morning, December 14th 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and slaughtered 26 people.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Do lost connections between brain regions guarantee impaired function? Imaging techniques show normal functional activity in people with missing links, spurring scientists to say: not necessarily.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
An estimated 8 to 10 percent of children in the U.S. have some form of learning disability involving difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These problems often occur in people with normal or even high intelligence.
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One of the most common and least understood neurobiological disorders, Tourette syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects about 200,000 Americans. Males are affected three to four times as often as females.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Characterized by excessively inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive behaviors, ADHD affects an estimated 5 to 8 percent of school-age children.
  • BrainFacts/SfN