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Minister for Health, Hon Greg Hunt, announces ADHD medication for adults added to the PBS – 29 January 2021

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From the 1st February 2021 the first long acting ADHD medication will be made available to adults on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Why does ADHD Australia support the announcement. ADHD Australia Limited was established from a need to stand up for, and support, people impacted by ADHD in order to optimise positive outcomes for…

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Research Participation – 2020 DEC – University of Western Australia (WA-Online)

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University of Western Australia – Engaging Parents in Online Interventions for their child’s behaviour problems. Our team at the University of Western Australia is developing a study which aims to better understand Online Interventions for their Child’s Behaviour Problems by Using Action Planning.  . Online parenting programs can help support parents to improve their child’s…

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Research Participation – 2020 NOV – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – Social and cognitive function in ADHD Teens. Our team at Monash University is developing a study which aims to better understand the link between inattention and impulsivity, and social skills in ADHD for teens.  The chief investigators of this research project are: Professor Kim Cornish (Director – Turner Institute for Brain and…

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Disorder Lacks the right attention – (Daily Telegraph) 2 November 2020

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Angira Bharadwaj from the Daily Telegraph speak with Rachel Worsley from Neurodiversity Media about ADHD. Ms Rachel Worsley spoke with Angira Bharadwaj, from the Daily Telegraph, about how she feels that “Australians with ADHD are flying under the medical radar, struggling to find the support they need,” according to new research. The research she mentioned…

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Angie Hilton, from Destination Happiness, interviews Rose Callaghan during ADHD Awareness month – 29 October 2020

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Rose Callaghan, ADHD Australia Ambassador spoke with Angie Hilton, from Destination Happiness via an online chat, about being a comedian and the challenges of everyday life as an adult living with ADHD. Click HERE to listen to the full article on the Destination Happiness YouTube channel. This and other Destination Happiness videos by Angie Hilton…

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ADHD Australia launches its National ADHD Community Gaps and Priorities Report – 24 October 2020

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ADHD Australia launches today its report ‘ADHD Australia National Survey Report: the voice of the ADHD community – highlighting the Gaps and Priorities of ADHD within Australia.’ ADHD Australia are utilising these, and other, findings to shape its strategic work plan for the next three to five years, as well as guide engagement, communications and…

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ADHD Australia launches its National ADHD Community Gaps and Priorities Report at the Annual ADHD Conference – 24 October 2020

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ADHD Australia launches its report on the gaps and priorities for those living with ADHD within our communities across Australia at the Annual ADHD Conference which was held online this year. If you missed hearing about the ‘Under The Radar’ report on the day it was launched you can always catch up and listen to…

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Disability Royal Commission – have your say now – Oct 2020

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ADHD Australia would like to encourage the ADHD community to make their own submissions into the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This Royal Commission will investigate and report on the experiences and conditions in all settings including schools and workplaces. ADHD Australia believes it is very important for…

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Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – Mapping cognitive impulsivity through online testing, where you can participate anywhere – all you need is a computer and a short amount of time. Our team at Monash University is developing an on-line, game-like, cognitive test of impulsivity. Impulsivity is a complex aspect of cognition that includes multiple components.  The chief investigators…

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Productivity Commission into Mental Health – July 2020 update

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ADHD Australia made a submission to the Productivity Commission back in April 2019. In our submission we provided information about ADHD and the measures which can be undertaken to improve individual outcomes in education, workplaces and life, to increase productivity and reduce the economic burden ADHD has within Australia. On 30th June 2020 the Productivity…

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