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Schoolboy, 12, with ADHD given ‘most likely to be distracted award’ with picture of zombie on it by teacher!  Derek Cooper was reduced to tears when he was given the mock award in front of classmates at Plainfield Central School in Connecticut.

It read: “'Most likely to be distracted by… look something shiny!" and was accompanied by a zombie being held up by a balloon.

The son of former President Patrick Hillery has resigned from his post as a psychiatrist in the HSE in protest at the state of mental health services which left him "ethically compromised".

Dr John Hillery worked in the mental health and intellectual disability services for nearly 30 years.

He described how in his own case the lack of a respite service for young men with autism, who suffer behavioural distress, left him with no option but to prescribe them medication to relieve this.

Following on from our very successful Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) course last year we are delighted to let you know this course is now available again! This course is aimed at adolescents!

SFBT promotes positive change by encouraging participants to focus positively on what they do well and to set goals and work out how to achieve them.  With Solution Focused Brief Therapy, the conversation is directed toward developing and achieving their vision of solutions. This method is future-focused, goal-directed and focuses on solutions rather than on the problems.

Gizzi Erskine has said she hopes to inspire people “going through a tough time” and give them the confidence to achieve their goals.

I have ADHD. I take pills every day because they make my life, and that of my family, better. They help me function and to do the things most people take for granted.

One in 20 people are like me. Yet despite how common ADHD is, and how profound the impact can be, it is hard to get people to take it seriously. Furthermore, there are growing voices claiming that the medication I take is part of the problem.

So let me set the record straight on a few things about ADHD:

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