ADHD

ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades

The Wall Street Journal: It’s no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There’s little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. Stimulants used to More

The Brain Trainers

The New York Times: In the back room of a suburban storefront previously occupied by a yoga studio, Nick Vecchiarello, a 16-year-old from Glen Ridge, N.J., sits at a desk across from Kathryn Duch, a recent college graduate who wears a black shirt emblazoned with the words “Brain Trainer.” Spread More

New Insights on Child Development From Psychological Science

Read about new insights on child development from Current Directions in Psychological Science and Psychological Science. Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions Adele Diamond Executive functions (EFs) are critical for success in many different areas, such as school and friendships. The good news for those who have problems with More

Games to Sharpen the Brain

The Wall Street Journal: If two start-ups have their way, videogames might cure more than just boredom. They could also be used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Akili Interactive Labs Inc. of Boston, formed by start-up-creating firm PureTech Ventures, and San Francisco company Brain Plasticity Inc. are seeking Food and More