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HADD-ADHD Ireland along with the Coca EU Project and Trinity College are delighted to announce this FREE talk, with ground breaking experts from around Europe.

Dr. Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga Doctor in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and is an accepted European leader on ADHD in teenagers and adults and will present an "Update on the assessment and treatment of ADHD in adults"

HADD-ADHD Ireland Ireland’s support organisation for people with ADHD, is delighted to let you know that internationally renowned expert Fintan Regan who is also a former teacher and principal for children with ADHD will be delivering a full day course which will deliver a range of practical strategies to support learning, behavioural and socialisation objectives within schools and the home environment.

We will also focus on how teachers and parents and carers can work in partnership to meet the needs of children and young persons with ADHD and co-existing conditions.

If you have a child who’s been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be facing a decision whether to try medication. Stimulant medications have been shown repeatedly to be the most effective treatment for the symptoms of ADHD, helping kids pay attention, concentrate, manage their impulses, and avoid risky behaviors. About 80 percent of kids who try stimulant medications for ADHD find that they have a positive effect on symptoms. To put that in perspective, there is no other medication for a psychiatric condition that has such a high response rate.

Is neglecting different thinkers keeping your business from the brightest talent?

What links Charles Darwin, Jerry Seinfeld, Emily Dickinson and Courtney Love? It sounds like the start of a highly improbable joke. But the answer – they have all been diagnosed to be, or are assumed to have been, on the autism spectrum – shouldn’t come as a surprise. A link between certain neurological conditions and high performance, whether in evolutionary theory or stand-up comedy, has long been acknowledged. And finally business is starting to use this information to its advantage.

UCD are looking for parents of children with infants who are from 10 months old up to 60 months old to get involved in our new babylab study at UCD. This study looks at how attention develops in the context of everyday life. We are looking for families with and without a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This means that we want both children who have an older sibling and/or parent with an ADHD diagnosis as well as families with no known history of ADHD.

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