The Human Mind and Learning

The Diagnosing and Drugging of ‘ADHD’ Children — An American Tragedy Worsens

THE BLOG 10/25/2011 04:55 pm ET By Dr. Peter Breggin The diagnosing of millions of children with ADHD in order to medicate them with stimulants and other psychoactive chemicals is an American tragedy, growing into a worldwide catastrophe. Never before in history has a society attempted to deal with its children by drugging a significant portion of them into conformity while failing to meet their needs in the […]

New Mexico Bans Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children

New American By Alex Newman April 1, 2016 ORIGINAL Psych meds for kids at gunpoint will no longer be tolerated, at least in one state. A powerful new law to protect children from coercive psychiatric screening and drugging was approved last year by the state of New Mexico. And now, advocates hope to provide similar protections for kids, families and parental rights across the remaining 49 states. As […]

Brains of Children with ADHD Show Protein Deficiency

By Jane Collingwood ~ 3 min read New research on children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has found a deficiency of a necessary brain chemical. Children with ADHD appear to have nearly 50 percent lower levels of an amino acid called tryptophan, a protein which helps in the production of dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin. It also is important for attention and learning. Jessica Johansson of Orebro University in Sweden […]

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment. To figure out your learning style and see more recent videos on multiple intelligences, visit our site: Howard Gardner Discusses Multiple Intelligences – Blackboard BbWorld 2016 HD Intelligence: It’s Not Just IQ

Jensen on the reduction of Dopamine Receptors from adolescent addiction

Francis Jensen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is a fantastic lady. She wrote The Teenage Brain , in 2015. A wonderful book for us laymen.  Apparently MRI imaging has allowed for major advances in Brain Research without the need for invasive surgery. Although not the intent of this book, she does make the observation that Ritalin […]

The Teenage Brain by Frances E Jensen

  Home › Jensen, Frances › The Teenage Brain The Teenage Brain Jensen, Frances Published by Collins 2015-01-06, 2015 ISBN 10: 1443406228 / ISBN 13: 9781443406222 Title: The Teenage Brain Publisher: Collins 2015-01-06 Publication Date: 2015         About this title: Synopsis: Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents […]

The Teen Brain –

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 Right Now | A Work in Progress The Teen Brain by Debra Bradley Ruder September-October 2008 Courtesy of Paul Thompson / UCLA School Of Medicine   Your teenage daughter gets top marks in school, captains the debate team, and volunteers at a shelter for homeless people. But while driving the family car, she text-messages her best friend and rear-ends another […]