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The Right Support For Children With Developmental Disabilities

Mitchell Parker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Mitchell Parker

There are simply not enough hours in the day for parents of children with developmental challenges to manage the complicated care needs of their sons and daughters. There are a number of ways in which "the system" can work well to support better outcomes for families dealing with developmental challenges.

Medicating Mental Illness Can Be as Necessary as Treating Cancer

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

To tell someone with mental illness that treatment is not necessary in order to overcome the symptoms of the disease is about as sensitive as telling someone with a treatable cancer that surgery, chemo, and radiation won't be necessary.

Why Family-Focused Policies Are Good for Everyone

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

On every metric, children from disadvantaged homes face greater challenges to success than their more privileged peers. As a result, they do worse in school, get poorer paying jobs and suffer disproportionately from violence, addiction and mental health issues.

11 Mental Illness Myths You Hear All The Time (And Why You Shouldn't Believe Them)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Living

You may not realize it, but you've probably already been impacted by mental illness. In Canada alone, 20 per cent of Canadians will personally experie...

How I Learned to Laugh at My ADHD

Zoe Kessler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Zoe Kessler

With my diagnosis, suddenly my life made sense. I resolved to learn everything I could about ADHD. What I learned was that women (who represent about 50 per cent of adults with the condition) are grossly under-diagnosed. We're just discovering why, but the fact that girls and women have slipped through the cracks has left a legacy of unmet potential. I should know. As a woman with a lifetime of über-disorganization, chronic lateness, serial job losses, hypersensitivities, and relationship breakdowns, I can attest to the destruction of undiagnosed ADHD.

7 Best Jobs For People With ADHD

Everyday Health | Chris Iliades | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living

By Chris Iliades, Everyday Health Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually thought to be a disorder of childhood, but up to ...

For Once, Let's Celebrate ADD

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

ADD is constantly in the news, and the news is never good. Some of these issues are very real and very serious. However, I will not address any of them today. Instead, I would like to take this small opportunity to celebrate the very things that drive some people crazy. Let's shout a big "hurray" for the following:

Why Women are Trading Power Suits for Aprons

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I recently visited the Fancy Food Show and was struck by how many women are hanging up their business suits and high heels and putting on aprons and hairnets and entering the food business -- specifically baked goods and healthy meal options.

Teaching Children About the "Ability" in Disability

Lindsey Athias | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Lindsey Athias

In order to embrace the ways in which others are different we have to realize the ways in which we are also the same. When it comes to teaching our children about kids with disabilities, the notions of "connectedness" and "sameness" are essential and something we must foster as a society.

The Evolution of Labelling Medical Conditions

Dr. Tim Bilkey | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada
Dr. Tim Bilkey

The latest version of the DSM, DSM-V, will be available in the next several weeks, and we are looking forward to some important changes. When we come to the area of psychiatric medicine, sometimes the descriptive label does describe the condition fairly clearly, and sometimes not.

Youth And Mental Illness: When Stigma Kills

The Huffington Post Canada | Akihiko Tse | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Impact

Rachel Regula didn’t have a carefree childhood. At age five, she switched kindergarten classes because of the persistent bullying she faced. ...

If Your Child Has ADHD You Could Qualify for a Tax Credit

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a provision for individuals living with a disability to claim a disability tax credit. While this has been in place for a long time, it was just a few years ago that individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) were allowed to claim the tax credit, if they meet the criteria as set out by CRA.

How Food Can Affect Your Child's ADHD

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Living

By Wyatt Myers; Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH For years, doctors have speculated that certain foods may play a role in ADHD. A...

The Woman Who Can Levitate a Chair With Her Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO, InteraXon, a thought-controlled computing company based in Toronto, has managed to beautifully blend the worlds of science, art, business and technology. Often referred to as the "Brain Guru," her innovative technology harnesses the power of brainwaves to control objects and create experiences, from gaming to making a chair levitate.

What do You Know About ADHD?

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

ADHD Awareness Week takes place this year from October 14 - 20. This week is all about increasing awareness about ADHD, and how it impacts people who have it. In honor of ADHD Awareness Week, let's review some facts which can help you to deepen your understanding of the condition.

Are ADHD Meds Safe?

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

A series of investigative articles in the Toronto Star this week bring forward concerns about serious side effects to ADHD medications, in my opinion, the article sensationalizes the risks, and provide no balance by pointing out the hundreds of thousands of kids, teens and adults who have been helped by these medications.

ChangeMaker: Have a Learning Disability? This Principal Understands

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Brent Kreuger was written off as "lazy" and "stupid" in elementary school in the 1960s -- a time before the "distracted student" was a mainstream social problem. So Krueger set out create a learning environment where outside-the-box thinkers were labelled "entrepreneurial" instead of "learning disabled." He founded the Praxis International Institute, the alternative high school he now runs as principal.

Six Ways to Focus Your ADHD Child This September

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

The stress of a new school year can include many different areas for your child such as: academic challenges, social issues, behavioural challenges, family issues, self-esteem frustrations and much more. It's important to remember that ADHD goes beyond the core symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Nature Is the New Xanax

David Suzuki | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Over the past decade, researchers from diverse fields have realized what most of us know intuitively: Nature is good for our health and wellbeing. They have discovered countless links between time spent outdoors and cognitive, physical and emotional development.

What if Video Games Are Actually Good for our Kids?

Robert Whent | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

I wasn't a particularly good student when I was a kid. In grade school, I had a lot of problems with math, and to a lesser extent reading and writing. It didn't matter how much I tried, I just couldn't get it. I couldn't seem to grasp concepts that most of my friends seemed to understand easily.

Younger Kids In Class More Likely To Be Diagonsed With ADHD

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The youngest kids in elementary school classes are much more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed ADHD drugs than the oldest kids...

An ADHD Diet That Works?

Theresa Albert | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Who knew common sense could be just the thing to benefit kids with ADHD? A study done at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital found just that, as re...

The Health Risks Of Being Left-Handed

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

Left-handers have been the subject of curiosity, stigma and even fear over the centuries. Researchers now, however, are recognizing the scientific imp...

Mind Control Is Here, And It's Helping To Run Nuclear Plants

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Living

One Canadian company has stepped into the future a little faster than the rest of us. In the November 14 issue of Time, an employee at Ontario Powe...

ADHD Medication: Does It Raise Heart Risks In Kids?

The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Living

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of North American children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their ris...