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ADHD May be Caused by Stress in Infancy, Says Parenting Expert Steve Biddulph

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be brought on by experiencing stress in infancy, claims a leading parenting expert. According to psychologist, parent educator and author of the best-selling Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph, new research suggests factors such as “stress at home and parents not meeting children’s needs early in life” could play a role [...]

By |2018-09-17T09:12:42+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Isolating Life of Parenting a Potential Psychopath

Parenting a child with conduct disorder is the loneliest thing I know. Conduct disorder (CD) is a diagnosis given to children who have an ongoing pattern of troubling antisocial behavior. The definitions are all very wordy—but the simple version is that a child who gets this diagnosis might grow up to be a psychopath. When [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:11:32+10:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Scientists unmask a piece in the puzzle of how the inheritance of traumas is mediated

The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioural disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next. It is only recently that scientists have begun to understand the physiological processes underlying hereditary trauma. "There are diseases such as bipolar disorder, that run in families but can't be traced [...]