Perceived Mental Effort and ADHD

I just found out about a brand new area of research on ADHD that I find fascinating. For many years I have wondered why those, including family members, with ADHD express extreme reluctance and sometimes downright refusal to tackle certain tasks that others find simple. I was alerted about a recent study looking at Differences…

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…

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…