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MSPs debate the portrayal of ADHD in the media

Today’s debate in the Scottish parliament was opened by Daniel Johnson MSP with an inspiring speech describing the strengths which having ADHD give him as a politician, and his anger at the misinformation about ADHD which still circulates.     This was the first debate about ADHD in the Parliament and is a testament to the […]

MSPs will debate ADHD on 5th June

GOOD NEWS – there will be debate about ADHD in the Scottish parliament on Tuesday 5th June just after 5pm, sponsored by Daniel Johnson MSP. http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx… We have sent the attached briefing to all MSPs about ADHD issues in Scotland. If you have anything you would like your local MSP to raise, you could email […]

BBC Scotland and Herald coverage of our new report

The BBC has covered the launch of our new report, Attending to Parents. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43781070 And there was a piece in The Herald http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16163247.Children_with_ADHD_being_excluded_up_to_six_times_on_average_amid_learning_support_cuts/ Big thanks to Avril and Rhys Sinclair, and to Joanne and Michael McPeake, for going on record to talk about life with ADHD.

Parent survey about ADHD services in Scotland published

April 17th 2018 saw the publication of the results of our survey of parents about health and education services for children with ADHD across Scotland. The survey was answered by more than 200 parents of children with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD across Scotland and paints a picture of health and education services which are […]

NICE publishes new guidance on ADHD in adults and children

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has just published its new Guideline on the diagnosis and management of ADHD. It applies only in England, but is still a useful document for us as it summarises all the latest evidence about ADHD treatment and is therefore much more up to date than the Scottish SIGN […]