Adhd

Lessons in Mental Health

Fiona Smith | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Fiona Smith

We all remember our days at school - our teachers, our friends, the moment the bell rang for break time. As children it's where we spend most of our time, the place where we build not only our academic skills but our knowledge of life and how to live it. But for some children and young people this experience is not quite the same.

Taking Paracetamol During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents

A new study has reported a definitive link between expectant mothers taking paracetamol during their pregnancy and the unborn child developing autism ...

Number Of Kids With ADHD Treated With Medication 'Levelled Off'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

The tendency to treat childhood ADHD with drugs has levelled off in the UK, following a steep rise over the past 20 years, research published in the B...

ADHD Is a Real Disability Not Just Childhood Immaturity

Alison Thompson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Alison Thompson

Some parts of the media generally pounce on any opportunity to declaim ADHD as made up, or bad parenting, or a money-making invention of pharma companies. And every time a story like this breaks, it makes life for parents like me - parents of a child with ADHD - that little bit more difficult.

Let Me Out: How the Media Gave Matthew a Voice in the Mental Health Crisis

Robin Garnett | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Robin Garnett

While our campaign has been to get Matthew into an autism-specific in-patient unit, we have realized that a bigger issue is a total breakdown of the provision of appropriate care in the community for our most vulnerable young people. The solution is not in fact more units, but rather providing proper social care at a local level.

Adele Made The Dreams Of This 12-Year-Old With Autism Come True

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents

Adele made the dreams of a 12-year-old girl with autism come true during the northern leg of her latest tour. The singer invited Emily Tamman to join...

ADHD May Be 'Overdiagnosed' In Children Who Are Young In Their School Year

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may just be "immature" compared to their school peers, a new study has suggest...

Make Room for Matthew: A Father Reports From the Mental Health Crisis Front Line

Robin Garnett | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Parents
Robin Garnett

The past five months have been a living hell for our family. Or perhaps limbo is a better term. Since September 4th last year, my 15-year-old son has...

Let's Bring Radical Change to Children and Young People's Mental Health

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Cynthia Joyce

We simply don't know enough about the big questions in young people's mental health. Like, what can parent or schools do to help young people in crisis? What are the most effective ways to help? What are the factors causing mental health conditions in young people? And importantly, can we prevent these issues from happening?

Are the Kids Really Going Mad?

Dave Clements | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

"That's mad!" I thought as I read Future in Mind, a report published by the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce. Set up ...

Critically Ill Teenager Finds Out He's Going To Disneyland, Internet Weeps With Joy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

The beautiful moment a critically ill teenager found out he was going to Disneyland Paris has won the hearts of thousands on Facebook. 14-year-old...

12 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be hard enough, without having people not understand the condition. A new video fr...

The One With the Little Victories

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Parents
Georgy Jamieson

His school report was warm, genuine and full of love. No he's not top of the class but he's gaining confidence everyday. It was a joy to read a report on the boy from people who actually know him and haven't just come to observe him, then think they can tell me all about him after half an hour.

Can't Help Won't - Pathological Demand Avoidance SyndromeΩ

Neil Ayres | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ayres

A complex syndrome on the autism spectrum is receiving increasing attention from researchers and educators - those with the condition and their families hope that front-line clinicians won't be far behind.

My Thoughts on Katie Hopkins 'Mocking' Tweets

Kevin Healey | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Kevin Healey

I can't stamp out all the negative comments that people say on twitter or social media about disabilities, but maybe I can educate others on its dehumanising effect, and in doing so help parents understand that there is a world of support out there. Imagine Katie spending a day or a week with me, seeing what my world looks like. That would be a show on Autism worth watching.

ADHD and Perinatal Mental Health

Mark Williams | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

After being diagnosed with ADHD at forty years of age and going through looking after my wife's server postnatal depression know from my personal experience it's a issue we need to raise awareness.

Why Did No-One Come To My Party Mummy?

Kerry Gibb | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

Excluding children from parties is just as hurtful. Imagine not receiving one single birthday party invite all year as you hear your classmates all chatting about the next cool party at the weekend.

ADHD: Myth or Reality

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

Dr Wariyar talked about many aspects of ADHD - including of course - the core symptoms. Inattention - difficulty in giving attention to detail - not appearing to listen - difficulty in completing a task - not following through on instructions.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Martial Arts Saved My Life, Says Olympic Star Ashley McKenzie

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah Tetteh

Ashley had seen nothing like it before - this was the moment that changed his life forever. After running home crying and researching on the computer what this 'flip' was all about he discovered it was a judo move...

Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.

ADHD - Why One Parent Chose to Medicate

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

As parents we make choices, doing the best we can with what information we have. A century ago doctors thought PMT was hysteria and dyslexia stupidity. Things change and if I made the wrong choice for my child I will answer for that in the future, but only to him.

A Large-Scale Research Project Into Early Signs of Autism and ADHD Is Long Overdue

Dr Emily Jones | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Emily Jones

On Thursday 23 January, my team at the Babylab at Birkbeck, University of London, together with similar teams from across Europe, is launching a new study of infants with older siblings with autism or ADHD. For infants with an older sibling with autism or ADHD, the chances of also having one of the conditions may climb to 20%.

Ukippers Mock ADHD As 'Psychobabble That Keeps Lefties In Jobs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been forced to distance itself from controversial remarks made by its own party members over attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....

Time Outdoors Should Be a Right for All Children

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Morrissey

As the wealth gap grows, schools remain one of the few shared factors of the next generation. I think schools should be institutions of education but also a place of opportunity and equality. Governments should ensure time outside is incorporated into education to guarantee no child is denied the access to nature that is so essential for their development.