A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary and possibly harmful medical treatment costing up to US$500 million in the United States alone, scientists said on Wednesday.
Many people hospitalized in intensive care for conditions like a heart attack face lasting mental deficits similar to traumatic brain injury, U.S. researchers said Wednesday, urging families to push for minimal sedation.
Fewer than a quarter of the people in Taiwan who have contemplated suicide have sought help from medical professionals because of the stigmas associated with the act, according to a survey released recently.
An Australian woman who now speaks with a French-sounding accent after a head injury eight years ago has revealed the experience has left her feeling frustrated and reclusive.
A Mediterranean-style diet packed with fish, chicken and olive oil and low on fatty dairy products and meat may lower the risk of memory problems later in life, a large U.S. study said on Monday.
There are roughly 230,000 people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in Taiwan, according to doctors from Taipei Medical University (TMU).
African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it, a new study out Tuesday found.
A U.S. study out Friday sought to dispel the fears of about one third of American parents that giving a series of vaccines to children may be linked to autism.
Five major psychiatric disorders share a common problem in several faulty genes, according to the biggest study of its kind published on Thursday.
Seventy percent of people mistake signs of dementia as symptoms of the normal aging process, according to Taiwan Alzheimer's Disease Association (TADA).