The Ledger article – Sugar and ADHD

ADHD and sugar have a very tumultuous history. While there are those who say that ADHD and sugar have no relationship, others bind them together quite tightly. In this week’s column I had to admit that I was at least partially wrong about my impression of this relationship and present to you some concerns about what sugar is actually doing to our bodies!

If you have had experiences with sugar and its relationship with ADHD symptoms, please write to me. I’d love to hear your stories!

Read my full column here: http://www.theledger.com/article/20150526/COLUMNISTS0419/150529560/-1/news300?Title=Sugar-s-Effects-On-the-Brain

Episode 11: Mental Health: ADHD – Part One

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common diagnoses made in childhood. Although estimates say that approximately one in nine school aged children suffer from the condition, it is very often misunderstood. In this episode of The Mental Breakdown, Drs. Berney and Richard talk about the history of the disorder, associated symptoms, and they begin to tackle the issue of the ever increasing rate of prevalence. We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with ADHD, so please write in to us on either Facebook or on our blog at thementalbreakdown.com. Also, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions for future podcasts.

This episode was edited by Mr. Andrew Rasmussen.

Medical Daily article on Teenage Marijuana Use

Legalization of marijuana is a very hot topic these days. With several states legalizing medical marijuana and some decriminalizing the use of the substance, a lot of research is being published about its long term effects. While there are many sides to the debate, it is clear that no one is suggesting that teenagers be allowed to recreationally smoke marijuana (note that some states approve the medical use of marijuana in children). Nonetheless, teenage marijuana use, like teenage alcohol use, is an important factor to consider in research and human development. This article explores one research group’s findings as it relates to the use of marijuana in teenagers.

Read the article here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/smoking-pot-leads-early-puberty-stunted-growth-teenage-boys-334116