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Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A rise in the number of prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication known as the ‘smart pill’ is raising concerns of potential misuse. According to data submitted to Rep. In Jae-kun from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of prescriptions for the analeptic methylphenidate [...]

Researchers Develops AI Program for Diagnosing ADHD

Researchers Develops AI Program for Diagnosing ADHD

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a program to determine whether a child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using artificial intelligence (AI). A joint research team from Seoul National University, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the Catholic University of Korea announced on Tuesday [...]

20 pct of Children in S. Korea Suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder

20 pct of Children in S. Korea Suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may show symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and are more vulnerable to substance abuse when they become adults. The Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (KACAP), commemorating the 4th ADHD Awareness Day on April [...]

Outbreak of ADHD Diagnoses in November, the Month of College Entrance Exams

Outbreak of ADHD Diagnoses in November, the Month of College Entrance Exams

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – With a record-setting number of patients diagnosed with ADHD in November, there is speculation as to whether a significant portion are chasing after prescription drugs under the belief that the medication can help boost studying performance. The surge in November diagnoses belies the fact that overall totals of ADHD [...]

Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study conducted by the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that adults suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, are often vulnerable to other mental conditions such as depression, panic disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism.  Announcing its results during a press conference [...]

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey warns that nine out of ten male juvenile prisoners in South Korea suffer from at least one form of mental illness, which could lead to recidivism. A study conducted by researchers at Sanggye Paik Hospital on 173 juvenile offenders has found the treatment of mental illness [...]

Scientists Measure the Depth of Meditation

Scientists Measure the Depth of Meditation

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Dongguk University announced the use of a “tactile stimulation distribution apparatus” to measure levels of focus and concentration, a method which the team expects can be applied to diagnose diseases such as ADHD, depression, and Alzheimer’s.  The apparatus uses small vibration motors attached to [...]