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Interesting article from a Guardian writer on being recently diagnosed with ADHD.

This is a difficult column to write, but I have to try, since this is, after all, a family column and the shape of my family has been transformed. Just after Christmas, I separated from my partner of 15 years. I have left the family home and divorce proceedings are under way. No other party is involved.

ADHD is a brain disorder and should not be used as a convenient label for difficult children or poor parenting, the first major physical study of the condition has concluded. Researchers analysed the brain volumes of more than 3,200 people and noticed that those of patients with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) were underdeveloped in five key regions. Areas governing emotion and motivation were found to be smaller than in the general population, regardless of whether the participants were taking brain medication.

HADD Ireland Support Group for Parents.

We are delighed to let you know our Support Group will resume on the 23rd March in the Carmichael Centre. These sessions in the past have provided an invaluable platform for parents to talk about issues of concern to them with the guidence of a facilitator. We very much you hope can make it along, more details to follow on shortly. If you would like to register your interest please email info@hadd.ie or call the office on 01-874 8349. We look forward to hearing from you.  

RESEARCH 1: 

Call for participants in ADHD Study - Can you help us?

Was your child with ADHD assessed and diagnosed by a paediatrician?

To arrange a time and place to meet at your convenience for the interview or for more information, please contact us:

Fabíola Honorio Neto

PhD candidate/ Clinical psychologist

University College Dublin

School of Medicine and Medical Science

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

 Dr. Blanaid Gavin, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist is giving a talk to HADD members:

 ADHD – What Helps In School” Suitable for parents of Primary and Secondary school students

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

01 8748349         email info@hadd.ie

VENUE:  Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick St. Dublin 7

DATE:     21st April 2016

TIME:     7pm

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