Australian School Systems Fail Students with ADHD

It was with great interest that I reviewed an Australian study looking at academic achievement in students with ADHD during the period from childhood to adolescence. Having spent the last twenty years speaking with researchers, parents, educators, school boards and Ministries of Education across Canada I firmly believe that this study highlights the same situation…

Antidepressant Use During Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism or ADHD

A recent study has found that use of antidepressants by the mother during early pregnancy did not significantly increase the risk of poor fetal growth or the child’s risk of developing Autism or ADHD as previously thought. As well, only a slight increased risk for premature birth was found. This is the largest study to…

New BC PharmaCare Coverage Discriminatory to Adults with ADHD

On April 18th BC PharmaCare announced that it was expanding its existing coverage of medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the paediatric population. Three long acting ADHD medications (Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Strattera) will be added under the Special Authority (SA) program. The SA program covers medications for patients under…