Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD Stigma Is So Prevalent, Parents Are Delaying Diagnosis

The Huffington Post Canada | Patricia Tomasi | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Parents

"Many think ADHD is a cop out, so it's difficult to discuss. Darius is a great kid and I wish people could look past the stigma and see him for who he is.”

Scary Facts Many Parents Don't Know About ADHD Meds

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

I am a therapist in private practice so I regularly have parents coming to my office saying that they have a child who has ADHD. What to do? I want to...

How To Help ADHD Kids... Without Medication

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

Here in North America, we often think ADHD as biological. However, that is not the view elsewhere in the world nor is it supported by science. As note...

Dysfunctional Divorce Leads to Dysfunctional Children

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

What divorcing spouses and partners don't realize is there are very real consequences of dysfunctional divorce that affect mental, emotional, and developmental well-being and behaviour of children. The effects of divorce trauma become more pronounced the longer a divorce drags on. And two or five years in the life of a child is a huge percentage of time.

Abused Kids Signficantly At Risk For ADD Or ADHD

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before 18.

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.

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.

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...

4-Year-Olds Showing Signs Of ADHD Should See Doctors

CBC | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Living

Four-year-olds showing debilitating signs of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder should be evaluated by doctors, revised guidelines say. Previ...