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Editorial: ‘Shine bright like a diamond!’: is research on high-functioning ADHD at last entering the mainstream?

A newly published editorial in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry highlights the need for more research on the amazing strengths of people with ‘high functioning ADHD’ – people who fully meet the criteria for ADHD but are still able to function relatively well.   Such people, the editorial argues, often compensate for their ADHD […]

Demos publishes report on the cost of undiagnosed ADHD

As reported in today’s Guardian, a new report by the think tank Demos has shown the enormous cost of undiagnosed ADHD in adults.    Based on a literature review and interviews with 10 adults with ADHD which was not diagnosed in childhood, the report highlights that the economic burden of ADHD to the UK economy is […]

New Parent Support Group in East Kilbride

Delighted to announce a new parent support group – ADHD Support Network South Lanarkshire. For more information please contact or join them on Facebook at The first meeting will be on 21st February 2018 at 7pm at Kirktonholme Nursery, 401 Kirktonholme Road, East Kilbride G74 1RS

Please complete our parent and carer survey

The Scottish ADHD Coalition is running a parent/carer survey looking at health and education services for children with ADHD.  If you are a parent or carer of a child with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD living in Scotland, it would be great if you could take 10 minutes to complete it.  It will be used […]

A lifetime lost, or a lifetime gained published

The ADHD Foundation, supported by a group of ADHD charities including the Scottish ADHD Coalition, has today published ‘A lifetime lost, or a lifetime gained’, a new report highlighting the lifetime impact of ADHD and the importance of prompt diagnosis and access to effective treatment and support.  We are pleased to support this report – […]

Today’s Herald article: ‘Medication Generation’ – a response

Today’s Herald front page ‘Medication Generation’ highlights the increase in prescribing of ADHD medication which has taken place over the past 5 years in Scotland – based on data published a year ago. We see this increase as a positive sign that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are recognising that ADHD is a serious […]

NICE new draft guideline on ADHD out for consultation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the NHS body which guides NHS provision in England, has produced a new draft guideline on ADHD which is out for consultation until October and available at this link. Among the recommendations are that GPs should look particularly carefully for girls with ADHD, as their symptoms may […]

Renfrewshire Carers Centre in Paisley has joined the Scottish ADHD Coalition

The Coalition is pleased to welcome Renfrewshire Carers Centre.  They provide group support for young people with ADHD aged 8 -18 with groups offering peer support, fun, workshops, outings and integration within the local community.  They also have a support group for Parent Carers of children/adults who have a diagnosis of ADHD, together with one to […]