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Interesting article from a Guardian writer on being recently diagnosed with ADHD.

This is a difficult column to write, but I have to try, since this is, after all, a family column and the shape of my family has been transformed. Just after Christmas, I separated from my partner of 15 years. I have left the family home and divorce proceedings are under way. No other party is involved.

ADHD is a brain disorder and should not be used as a convenient label for difficult children or poor parenting, the first major physical study of the condition has concluded. Researchers analysed the brain volumes of more than 3,200 people and noticed that those of patients with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) were underdeveloped in five key regions. Areas governing emotion and motivation were found to be smaller than in the general population, regardless of whether the participants were taking brain medication.

HADD Ireland Support Group for Parents.

We are delighed to let you know our Support Group will resume on the 23rd March in the Carmichael Centre. These sessions in the past have provided an invaluable platform for parents to talk about issues of concern to them with the guidence of a facilitator. We very much you hope can make it along, more details to follow on shortly. If you would like to register your interest please email or call the office on 01-874 8349. We look forward to hearing from you.  



Dr, Blanaid Gavin and Dr Fiona Mc Nicholas:

Can you tell us about your experiences of ADHD medicines and your child?

Parents/guardians of children with ADHD are invited to take part in a short research interview:

Can you help us better understand how parents/guardians feel about medicines used to treat ADHD and how information is given when medicines are discussed or first prescribed?

 Dr. Blanaid Gavin, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist is giving a talk to HADD members:

 ADHD – What Helps In School” Suitable for parents of Primary and Secondary school students


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VENUE:  Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick St. Dublin 7

DATE:     21st April 2016

TIME:     7pm


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