Psychological Disorders

News and research relating to psychological disorders from Clinically Psyched.

Students With ADHD More Likely To Drop Out Of High School

Students With ADHD More Likely To Drop Out Of High School

Teens with ADHD and those who smoke are at greater risk of dropping out of high school, a new report from UC Davis School of Medicine has discovered. It is reported that 32.3 percent of students with ADHD drop out of high school while 15 percent of teens with no reported psychiatric disorders leave school prior to graduation.

Sleep Disorder Early Warning Sign For Neurodegenerative Diseases

Sleep Disorder Early Warning Sign For Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new study has shown that REM sleep behavior disorder can signify the onset of neurodegenerative disorders up to 50 years in advance of symptoms appearing.

Link Between Reality TV And Teens Desire For Cosmetic Surgery

Link Between Reality TV And Teens Desire For Cosmetic Surgery

New research from psychologists at Rutgers-Camden has discovered that teenagers who regularly watch ‘aesthetic enhancing’ reality shows, such as “Extreme Makeover” and “The Swan”, are more inclined to consider cosmetic surgery than their non viewing counterparts.

PTSD Still Prevalent 20 Years After Conflict Ends

PTSD Still Prevalent 20 Years After Conflict Ends

New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that the prevalence of PTSD remains high twenty years after the end of conflict within specific regions of Libya.

PTSD And Returning Soldiers

It was nobody’s fault, he said. Anthony Montgomery was a 21-year-old Royal Marine when he was ambushed by his own side on regular reconnaissance in the Falklands. Minutes later, he was trying to revive his friend who had been cut in half by British guns.

New Autism Therapies

Parents of autistic children need not despair. It has been proved that therapies using Lego can be an enormous help.