A new life: being diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s has given me something quite magical

Much of what I had fondly considered to be my personality could be understood as a set of elaborate compensations ‘The first-choice treatment for ADHD is pharmaceutical speed: I have been prescribed Adderall.’ Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images The first step towards my diagnosis a month or so back was a quiz. Did I have…

Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to study results published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. However, treatment with metformin may slightly reduce the risk for bipolar disorder. The researchers looked at data collected by the National Health Insurance Program of Taiwan between 2000 and 2012. The final study…

How to recruit employees with Asperger’s Syndrome

Conferences can be tremendous opportunities to learn, but too many conferences cover the same topics over and over and over again and sometimes it is even the same presentation by the same speaker. But not always. Sometimes, the topic is new to the attendees, or presented in a markedly different manner. At our College Recruiting Bootcamp…

Researchers Develop AI That Can Predict Seizures Before They Happen

Previously, research groups were able to analyze brain activity using electroencephalogram (EEG) tests from which they could use the data to develop predictive models. BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images I was with a friend who had a seizure, and it was incredibly scary. We were sitting at a bar in Brooklyn watching a Mets game, nothing out of the…

PCOS: THESE 5 foods will help you to tackle PCOS

PCOS needs proper medication, regular workout, and a healthy diet to tackle PCOS. Here we give the best 5 foods that can cure PCOS. PCOS aka Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the most common problems among teenage girls. Hormonal imbalances cause PCOS resulting in ovarian hyperstimulation. It leads to multiple cysts in ovary and…

How to Plan for Pregnancy With Multiple Sclerosis

Being pregnant can put your multiple sclerosis into remission, but you’ll need to speak to your doctor about taking MS medications before you conceive. Generally speaking, getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term is no more difficult, or less safe, for women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) than it is for women of childbearing…

Seizures vs. Seizure Disorders

Seizure terminology can be confusing. Though the terms can be used interchangeably, seizures and seizure disorders are different. A seizure refers to a single surge of electrical activity in your brain. A seizure disorder is a condition in which a person has multiple seizures. What is a seizure? A seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge…

What it’s like to have cerebral palsy at Mass

“Let us join hands and pray as the Lord taught us.” That sentence should not cause me dread, but it does. As soon as I hear the first four words spill out of Father Jim’s mouth, a bolt of panic strikes my mind. My fight-or-flight reflex is triggered as I desperately begin seeking the best…