ADHD is a condition that affects people of all ages and all backgrounds. This comprehensive set of ADHD Resources in Australia and General Tips and Guidance for ADHD are gathered here to help those with ADHD, their loved ones, co-workers and friends better understand and cope with the condition.
ADHD Resources in Australia
Featuring websites, organizations, psychiatrists and coaches in Australia who specialise in ADHD.
In this article, I’ll be looking at the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) – a resource for ADHD practitioners, psychiatrists, consultants and coaches who treat and support those with ADHD. [Read more]
When it comes to ADHD Resources in Australia, in addition to the dedicated organizations and groups that I’ve reviewed, there are also dedicated practitioners who provide helpful resources and bring greater awareness to ADHD. Much like my own efforts to raise awareness of adult ADHD, Dr. Alison (Sally) Poulton has been working tirelessly to bring greater awareness and understanding to those affected by childhood ADHD. [Read more]
The Learning and Attentional Disorders Society, or LADs, has been providing resources and support for people coping with ADD, ADHD and learning disorders since 1993. For more than 20 years they’ve been advocating for more awareness and better handling of ADHD by the medical community and the larger society. [Read more]
ADDers.org is a website based out of the UK which provides resources for those coping with ADHD, their family members and friends within the UK and around the world. Formed in 1998, the site has been freely providing information on ADHD resources for 20 years. [Read more]
The Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group, also known as ADDACT, is a support group for parents, children and adults with ADD and ADHD in the Australian Capital Territory area. Part of Shout Inc, Self Help Organisations United Together, the group holds regular meetings at Canberra College. [Read more]
ADDults with ADHD is a charity in Australia dedicated to improving the lives of adults dealing with ADHD. They help adults with ADHD in Australia to make their lives better and thereby improve the lives of those around them including their family members, friends and business associates. [Read more]
CHADD is a U.S. non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with ADHD and ADD, including Adult ADHD. Through ADHD education, support, and their Attention magazines, CHADD helps people in the United States and worldwide manage their lives with ADD and ADHD. [Read more]
ADDitude Magazine has a wealth of information for adults with ADHD in Australia. Their comprehensive resources for adults with adhd include news, downloads, a blog and forums. [Read more]
One of the biggest challenges when coping with ADHD as an adult is finding resources to educate yourself. In this article, I’ll look at ADHD Australia, one of the primary resources available for adults who are managing ADHD as an adult. [Read more]
ADHD Guidance, Tips and More
More general information regarding symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and coping with ADHD.
There are a plethora of online resources on how to cope with ADHD, an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affecting both children and adults. To save you time and effort, in this article, I’ve compiled a list of the best resources that will help you to deal effectively with this condition. This is more than information; these are tools people with ADHD can use to better manage their lives. [Read more]
Many adults experience the symptoms but may not know they have ADHD. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood, and according to most of the current literature, about 50% of adults continue to exhibit the symptoms. [Read more]
Many adults experience the symptoms but may not know they have ADHD. ADHD is a lifelong condition and some adults may not be aware that some of their problems may be due to symptomology of ADHD or due to the fact that one has not learnt to successfully navigate these issues. [Read more]
In an interview for PsychScene Hub we discuss what is Adult ADHD, the importance of recognizing the condition and what the key steps in the management of ADHD are. This comprehensive interview reveals the most crucial things you need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, in particular ADHD in adults. [Read more]
Have a look at this infographic listing the top 10 challenges faced by adults with ADHD to better understand why it is important to acknowledge the condition, have it properly diagnosed – and most importantly, treated. [Read more]
Let’s take a look at the top 10 challenges faced by adults with ADHD to better understand why it is important to acknowledge the condition, have it properly diagnosed – and most importantly, treated. [Read more]
Is your child overly impulsive? Easily distracted, has trouble focusing and is interruptive? Those could all be signs of ADHD in children. Check the full list below or download the infographic at the bottom of the article: [Read more]
Take a look at this infographic to find out more information about the 4 Most Effective Ways to Manage the Condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) [Read more]
Quote of the Day
Quotes to inspire, make you laugh, and make you think a little deeper about so-called ‘ordinary’ life which is often quite exceptional and magical too.
Harry Stack Sullivan
The past is our teacher, the present our opportunity, and the future our hope.
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Alice Morse Earle
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift – that’s why it is called the present.
Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.
The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
However early you wake up, you cannot hasten the dawn.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
LinksHere are some links to sites and resources which have proven helpful for my patients, students and the groups I work with. I do not endorse the entire content of these links and they are provided here for reference.
Take a moment and laugh. Here are a few documents, links and resources to help you de-stress and remember to take it easy, life’s too short to be serious all the time:
These learning tools are intended for medical students in Psychiatry. Some of these resources have been developed with time and effort, and refined over a number of years. For these, we ask for a nominal fee. They’re well worth it, because they will save you significant time and effort on your part and will help you avoid routine mistakes.
Questionnaires and Clinical Tools
There are various questionnaires are used in the field of Psychiatry. One example is the World Health Organisation (WHO) ADHD questionnaire. This (WHO ADHD Questionnaire) is not a diagnostic of the condition, but is an adjunct to the clinician which many people find useful. I’ve gathered this and other questionnaires, which have been developed over the years.