Vancouver’s Battle Against Adult ADHD Stigma

I received a call today regarding our post entitled “Vancouver’s Battle Against Adult ADHD Stigma” alerting me that clarification on CADDAC’s position is required. I sincerely thank the caller for taking the time to speak to me about their concerns. Our comment was in no way intended to be political or favour one councillor over…

Recent Important studies on ADHD and Suicide Risk

Recent studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found that people with ADHD have an increased risk of suicide. In addition, they also found an increased risk of suicide in the parents and siblings of people with ADHD. http://www.livescience.com/46532-suicide-risk-adhd.html This study is the first large scale study to show that ADHD and suicidal…

Comment on ‘What’s in a Label”

What’s in a Label? – Today’s Parent Magazine I strongly disagree with the recent article in Today’s parent magazine “What’s in a Label?” http://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/kids-health-labelling-behaviour/, which states that labeling a child with a disorder, be it ADHD, ODD, anxiety or OCD, imprisons a child and gives them the feeling of a life sentence. Liza Finlay, a…

Vancouver’s Battle Against Adult ADHD Stigma

I was notified about an incident that occurred during a Vancouver City Park Board meeting which highlighted the continued misunderstanding and stigma which still remains about adult ADHD. Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Melissa DeGenova shamed and stigmatized Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Sarah Blyth, who is the first politician in Canada to go public with ADHD….

Dr. Kenny Handleman’s tips on a stress free school year (for the parents!)

In 2012, CADDAC conducted a survey of parents with ADHD children. Participants were asked to define the stress levels experienced during the school year. More than half of the Canadian parents surveyed were not satisfied with the help their child is received at school, nor the knowledge that teachers and principals are perceived to have…