ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, around the world, on the ground and on the Internet, capturing the notice of numerous national, regional and local media outlets resulting in articles, interviews and feature stories.
ADHD is, at last, getting recognition as a serious lifelong condition. That is the good news; the bad news is that with greater recognition of ADHD, the dire shortage of medical practitioners working in this field is becoming more acute. In Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT psychiatrists have closed their books to new patients. […]
We are proud to provide a variety of services to support families, adults and the ADHD communityincluding the newly established ADHD National Helpline. The need for an ADHD National Helpline is so great, that prior to any promotion, we are receiving an average of 166calls per week plus email and messages. […]
A combined advocacy campaign in 2019 involving ADHD Foundation across Australia, ADHD communities, support groups and individuals delivered a message to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that the age restriction on long-acting medication for those over the age of 18 years was unfair and discriminatory. On 1st February, The Minister for Health, Hon, Greg Hunt […]
When I was at university, my parents and I used to have the same conversation about my financial instability every three months. They asked me why I was behind on paying my phone bill again, I told them I forgot (which I did). My Dad would point to the new shoes I was wearing and […]
You’re forever losing your phone, you’re irritable, and you’re struggling to focus. If this sounds like you, stress or even ‘COVID brain’ may account for your complaints. But for some people, these are symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s a widely misunderstood condition that is significantly under-diagnosed in adults — and often misdiagnosed […]