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Interruption in supply of VYVANSE 70mg within Australia

By Len Russell

Shire (a Takeda company), is the manufacturer of VYVANSE who have unfortunately experienced an interruption to their manufacturing for the VYVANSE 70mg. This has resulted in a shortage within Australia of this 70mg dosage strength only. They expect the supply of the VYVANSE 70mg will return to normal in February 2020. ADHD Australia has been…

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‘I thought I was a loser, now I have the answer’: rise in adult ADHD

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Catherine Cook had a sudden moment of clarity the day her 10-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “They told me it was hereditary and I thought, ‘Uh-oh, that’s me,’ the Sydney mother-of-two said. Ms Cook, 34, has a vague memory of being told she had attention deficit disorder when she was…

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ADDults with ADHD Annual Conference – 26 October 2019 – summary

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Mr Len Russell, CEO of ADHD Australia, attended the ADDults with ADHD’s Annual Conference in Sydney on Saturday 26th October 2019. ADDults with ADHD have been running their annual conference for many years with a wide range of speakers and topics as well as a packed auditorium. This year was no exception in that there…

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NSW Department of Education Interim Report now released and available for public comment

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The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report is now available. It has been developed by the Review Lead, Professor Geoff Masters, as a basis for consultation on the broad directions for reform it identifies. It considers feedback from the 2018 consultation, alongside guidance from learning research, and reform initiatives from Australian and international jurisdictions. The Interim…

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Collaboration across the mental health charities for systemic change

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On Wed 16 October 2019, Prof Michael Kohn, and Mr Len Russell, our Chair and CEO respectively, attended the inaugural ‘Community Partners Summit’ conducted by Nicole Rogerson from Neurodevelopment Australia. This morning event was generously hosted by Ernst and Young in their Sydney offices. Neurodevelopment Australia is a new organisation which is looking to help…

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New website for ADHD Australia

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The ADHD Australia website has recently undergone a significant facelift. We have been fortunate to have had the support of IMB Bank Foundation which has allowed us to invest in a totally new website, built from the ground up. By utilising the latest technologies our website is now a more flexible and feature rich one…

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‘The phrase that pays’: Schools push parents of ADHD children to switch diagnosis

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One in five parents of children with ADHD has been urged by their school to seek a different diagnosis as a means to gain funding for teacher’s aides and other support for their child at school. Teachers are pushing families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try to obtain a diagnosis with…

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Living with ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a surprisingly common condition in Australia and although we most commonly associate it with children, it’s a condition that can stay with people into adulthood, creating challenges across their whole lives. Host, Philip Clark, from the ABC Radio National’s ‘Nightlife’ program, spoke with Associate Professor Michael Kohn, Chair of ADHD…

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ADHD is not just for kids.

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Jeffrey Choy always found it hard to concentrate from a young age, but his life was suddenly transformed when he was diagnosed with ADHD aged 50. He shares his journey along with Dr Hugh Morgan, who explains why the disorder is not just a problem for kids. Click here to view the interview with host,…

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Community & Carers Information Day 2019 (QLD) – Update

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IN BRISBANE. SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019. ADHD Australia held its second Community and Carers Information Day in Brisbane during the afternoon of Sun 28 July 2019. We had a small but very engaged group of attendees who listened to the numerous presentations in the first half of the afternoon and then engaged in a Q&A…

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