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Who is comedian and CADDAC speaker Rick Green?

I first met Rick when he contacted me in my role at CADDRA at the very beginning of his journey on producing his first documentary, ADD & Loving It?! Which, by the way, has earned Rick the Centre For Addiction & Mental Health Foundation Celebrity Transforming Lives Award, and a New York Festivals award for […]

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Conference presenter Margaret Foster to talk Executive Functioning

Join us to learn all about Executive Functioning and how to boost these skills during the 7th annual CADDAC conference! Executive functioning impacts our functioning almost every minute of every day. Recent research tells us that impairment in this area is a major issue for many with ADHD, and the cause of much daily functional […]

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CADDAC’s Night of Comedy and Inspiration with Rick Green

Rick Green may be best known as ‘Bill’ on the long running series The Red Green Show, but to CADDAC and the ADHD world Rick has always been the renowned creator of two ground-breaking documentaries on adult Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity. Over the many years that I have known Rick and his wife Ava they have always […]

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Conference speaker Susan Pinsky talks Organizational Solutions

What better person to understand the necessity for simple and practical organizational strategies than the mother of a child with ADHD? Susan Pinsky, one of CADDAC’s 2015 conference speakers has been a Professional Organizer since 2001, specializing in those with ADHD and Chronic Disorganization, and is the mother of a child with ADHD. Susan’s book, […]

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Advocacy in Action

On Tuesday May 12, a CADDAC delegation had a great day at Queen’s Park. Building off the momentum of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 4-10), CADDAC Executive Director Heidi Bernhardt, Dr. John Tucker and Dr. Doron Almagor spoke with representatives from various ministries to raise awareness about ADHD and advocating for increased support and treatment […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week Kickoff!

Mental Health Awareness Week kicks off today, and in honour of raising awareness, we will be sharing some important facts about ADHD throughout the week. Many people don’t realize that ADHD is actually a serious mental health condition. ADHD is a complex, multi-faceted, often life-long medical neurobiological disorder that impacts the nervous system. ADHD affects […]

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CADDAC Conference 2015: Save the date!

Mark your calendars! Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 2015 CADDAC is thrilled to have finalized the exciting line-up of speakers for CADDAC’s 7th Annual Conference. This year the conference is back in Toronto, hosted at the Japanese Cultural Center (Wynford Drive and the DVP.) This years conference will occur over two days, with […]

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Health Canada Information Update

Health Canada has just released an information update stating that clearer warnings about risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours will be included in the prescribing information for all ADHD medications: Previously this warning was only included on Strattera (Atomoxetine). It is very important to read the updated information thoroughly and pay attention to the […]

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Correlations between Psychiatric Health and Low Birth Weight

A new study researching how individuals with low birth weights were impacted found that they had decreased chances of developing alcohol and substance use disorders later in life but an increased chance of developing other psychiatric problems. Funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the study followed children into their 30s and found […]

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Study on Medication Misuse

An interesting survey was recently conducted by Harris Poll for the newly-created Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM), a network of organizations with the shared goal of developing and educational strategy for college students focusing on reducing misuse amongst college students. The study found that while students generally felt that they are […]

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