Our study shows when children first present for neurodevelopmental assessment they are also likely to have mental health concerns.
Some services require a formal diagnosis of autism or ADHD – but there is much parents and carers can do to support their child and their own wellbeing.
The largest review of evidence on brain training for ADHD suggests it might be time to try a different approach.
For those who need it, Adderall and other stimulants can be game-changing medications that help restore the chemical imbalances underlying ADHD. But for those who don’t, these drugs can be harmful.
Parents and carers might be worried a child is slow to talk or can’t seem to maintain attention. But getting a proper assessment can take years and connecting to support, even longer.
New study reveals that ADHD personality traits are closely linked to common mental health problems, even more so than autism.
One way to prevent mental health challenges in children: Recognize and treat the mental health issues of their parents.
Masking or camouflaging is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognised as visibly neurodiverse.
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for the whole family. Here are some tips to try if your child struggles with poor sleep.
Better screening when young people enter the youth justice system would help identify those who are neurodivergent.
In her new memoir A Kind of Magic, Anna Spargo-Ryan writes of her fragile mental health with humour and courage.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
The risk of experiencing harm online is real, especially for children – but decades of research don’t support the alarmist tropes used in these conversations.
You can go to a psychologist for ADHD coaching or to an ‘ADHD coach’. Whichever option you choose, this should be just one aspect of your care.
Prescriptions for ADHD medications have doubled in the last decade in Australia. Medication is the best treatment for ADHD, however non-medicated treatments are also helpful.
In determining eligibility, the NDIS should focus on who an individual is – their strengths, challenges and functional capacity – rather than what diagnosis they may have.
If you think you have ADHD, getting a diagnosis can be a long, frustrating and often expensive process. But it can give you access to treatments and change how you see yourself.
We surveyed more than 100 Australian parents of children with ADHD about lockdown learning to see what worked and what did not.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 12 2022.
Noradrenergic drugs are already used to treat a variety of conditions, including ADHD and depression.