Not Enough Attention Being Paid To ADHD: Expert

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:47 AM

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood and is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children.

Heidi Bernhardt the founder and CEO of Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada tells Acadia News about the consequences of not talking about the disorder.

"When we go to do our work with elected officials, the elected officials will say 'my constituents never come to talk to me about ADHD, they'll ask about autism, so why should I care about ADHD.'"

CADDAC will be hosting a conference October 27 and 28 in Halifax at St. Mary's University.

Bernhardt hopes people affected by ADHD from western Nova Scotia and the South Shore will attend.

She says it's a great way to tap into supports that are not available in rural communities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL-CZMBEXas

Here is a link for more info on the conference: https://caddac.ca/adhd/2018-conference/