Digital Use and ADHD Symptoms

New research just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is questioning whether heavy use of media platforms over time can increase the presentation of ADHD symptoms in adolescents. The study looked at the use of 14 different digital media activities using platforms such as social media, texting and streaming media in a…

Important follow-up on “Prescribing of ADHD stimulants has soared in B.C., agency warns”

This past weekend an important opinion piece, written by several prominent BC ADHD experts was published in “The Province”, a daily newspaper published in BC. The piece entitled, “Opinion: ADHD is a real brain disorder requiring treatment, despite what some say” opens with a request that BC medical colleagues demand that the Therapeutics Initiative, which…

Comment on Vancouver Sun article – Prescribing of ADHD stimulants has soared in B.C., agency warns

After receiving numerous e-mails from people unset about this article asking CADDAC to respond, CADDAC submitted this letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun. Unfortunately the restricted number of words did not allow me to cover all the issues I had with this article, but the hope is that others will also contact the…

ADHD in Ontario Schools Discussed on TVO’s The Agenda

CADDAC’s Executive Director Heidi Bernhardt, Natalie Wadell a Waterloo School Trustee and Dr. Ainslie Gray were featured on TVO’s The Agenda discussing the lack of recognition of ADHD in Ontario schools as an Ontario election issue this past week. View this episode Directly after our interview representatives from the four parties discussed special education in…