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…

ADHD Gene Testing

Provided to CADDAC by Gina Pera author and educator In recent years, biomedical research has identified many “drug-response genes.”  These are genes that wield a substantial impact on how people react to medications. Several companies are making consumer-level tests available, with ADHD medications as well as with medications for depression and more. These purport to identify the kind…

New Research Paper Addressing Concerns about Generic ADHD Medication / Health Canada Up-dates on the Issue

Since 2010 CADDAC has shared our concerns about the direct substitution of methylphenidate ER-C, a generic medication, for OROS® methylphenidate (Concerta) with Health Canada. This was done through documentation, caregiver and patient survey results and several face to face meetings. A Canadian research paper reviewing data on this issue, was recently published in the Clinical…