CBC’s Documentary “ADHD: Not Just for Kids”

On Thursday March the 16th at 8pm, CBC’s The Nature of Things will debut a documentary on Adult ADHD. The documentary “ADHD: Not Just for Kids” features adults sharing their storey of a lifelong struggle with ADHD symptoms and how they felt after receiving a diagnosis. ADHD medical experts and researchers discuss many aspects of…

CBC’s “Out in the Open” on Adult ADHD

This past Sunday CBC’s “Out in the Open” with Piya Chattopadhyay featured a great show on hidden disabilities including a segment on adult ADHD.  Piya interviewed Russ LeBlanc, CADDAC’s communication/media consultant. Russ is our “go to guy” whenever we do any media outreach.  Russ, a former radio host, was almost fifty years old before he…

Far Fewer Mental Health Medications are Recommended for Listing on Government Drug Plans When Compared to Non-mental Health Medications?

This very enlightening study questions how genuine our government’s call is for improved mental health treatment. While medication is only one treatment option, for many impacted by a mental health disorder, the right medication treatment can be life changing. This study published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI), compares decisions on access to medications…

Are we Prescribing too Many Antipsychotic Medications for Children with ADHD?

A recent study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found almost 12 per cent of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, were prescribed antipsychotics like Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel. Since the study found that 5% of Ontario children have ADHD, this means that .06% of children may be receiving antipsychotic…