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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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‘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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In Schools Education Article

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ADHD article emailed to school educators and available on the Schools Governance website. Published in School Governance 18 October 2018 Children with AD/HD: Best Practices for Promoting Positive Behaviour In October 2018 ADHD Australia wrote an article which was sent out to over 3,400 subscribers to the CompliSpance database of educators. This went to an estimated…

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Busting the ADHD myths

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Paediatrician and Chair of ADHD Australia, Professor Michael Kohn, and ADHD advocate Louise Kuchel, from Parents for ADHD Advocacy clear up common misunderstandings about ADHD when speaking with Chanel Nine’s TODAY’s Agenda program host, Georgie Gardner. Michael and Lou discussed the impacts which ADHD can have on individuals and families. There is such a negative…

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Adult ADHD diagnosis

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Attention: What’s it like to be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult? SBS Insight program asks, what is attention, and how can it impact your life? How do you know if your attention span is normal? And what makes some people better at paying attention than others? This programed aired on 17 July 2018. Link to the…

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ADHD under or over diagnosed

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Adult ADHD: Over or under diagnosed? SBS The Feed program discusses the pros and cons of ADHD medication. Do people grow out of ADHD, or could some behaviour be explained with an ADHD diagnosis? Lou Brown, from ‘Thriving with ADHD‘ in WA, and her son speak about living with ADHD within this program. There are…

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The Hidden Condition – Today Show interview with Mark Brandtman

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Today Show interview with Mark Brandtman

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