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May 31, 2018

Topic - Adult ADHD

In the past, psychologists weren’t really “allowed” to diagnose adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  We called it “adult residual ADHD”. 

ADHD can appear in early adulthood even when symptoms weren’t seen in childhood. 

Previously, the symptoms had to appear before age 7,...

May 30, 2018

Topic - Emotions and Breath

Ewwww!  This is so interesting and kinda creepy. 

Scientists can gauge a movie’s emotional pitch from the gasps coming from the audience.  How does that happen? 

How do they know the difference between screeches of terror or surprise? 

While the screams are a clue, there are chemicals...

May 29, 2018

Topic - Your Personality Changes

We always thought that our personalities were formed by age six.   Recently, we’ve learned that may not be the case. 

A study lasting sixty-three years followed kids who were fourteen until they were seventy-seven and found that personalities do change. 

In adolescence, we’re more...

May 28, 2018

Topic - Pediatricians Miss Autism Symptoms

Pediatricians testing children 18 to 36 months old often miss the symptoms of autism. 

Pediatricians were recorded performing an autism assessment and in the 10-minute time frame spent evaluating the kids, they didn’t demonstrate autistic behaviors, making it much easier for...