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| |ADHD MEDICATION: A BALANCED VIEW IN "THE SMART PILL OVERSELL"
An interesting article called “The Smart Pill Oversell” was just published in the latest issue of the online publication Nature International Weekly Journal of Science. Unlike much of what has come out in lately in the media, this article is more balanced; offering a variety of opinions and some interesting points of discussion. Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE BEGS THE QUESTION: ADHD CRISIS MENTAL HEALTH OR CULTURAL?
Maclean’s Magazine asks the question, in the title of their article, "Is ADHD a mental health crisis, or a cultural one?"
"ADHD is neither a mental health crisis nor a cultural one," states our President and Executive Director, Heidi Bernhardt. "It is a mental health condition that needs to be taken seriously as a medical issue, and not used to sell newspapers and books." Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.
Get REAL About ADHD - ADHD EXISTS!
This site last updated March 5, 2014 CADDAC National Director, Heidi Bernhardt, writes yet another rebuttal piece posted to our blog in response to media sensationalism and stigma being perpetuated in the piece "ADHD Does Not Exist" in the New York Post. Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program - Deadline Coming Up!
Deadline for Applications is April 15, 2014
Shire Canada will award up to FIVE scholarships to residents of:
who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a program at a Canadian accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the afore-mentioned provinces for the academic school year 2014-2015.
- Nova Scotia,
- Ontario, or
The recipients must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care professional for their ADHD, but do not have to be receiving medication treatment in order to be eligible.
Each scholarship recipient will receive an award of $1,500 and one year’s worth of ADHD coaching services from the EDGE Foundation. Winners will be notified on May 25, 2014.
To apply, please visit their website at: http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/CA-EN/default.aspx and either apply online or print and apply via form, which must be sent in.
CADDAC Responds to CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?
CADDAC National Director, Heidi Bernhardt, writes a rebuttal piece posted to our blog in response to media sensationalism and misinformation surrounding ADHD during the CBC's piece: "Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?" with Jian Ghomeshi. Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.
2013 CADDAC AccomplishmentsWe've been very busy this year and would like to share our accomplishments with you. Feel free to forward this link to others who may have an interest in ADHD. We encourage you to support more great work in 2014 by joining the CADDAC family of members. To register as a member or to renew your membership online click here.
To view CADDAC 2013 Accomplishments