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ADHD Awareness Week

October 14-20

It’s normal for young people to occasionally be inattentive, easily distracted, impulsive or highly active. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity can also be signs of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which affects an estimated five per cent of children and four per cent of adults in Canada.

ADHD can affect the ability to learn and get along with others and often goes undetected until it begins to negatively impact one’s family, social and school life.

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October 14-20 is ADHD Awareness Week .During this week, the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) encourages Canadians to learn the facts about an illness that affects one million Canadians.

Through the work of  Dr. Brendan Andrade, a Clinician Scientist in CAMH’s Child, Youth and Family Program  we are getting a better understanding of the factors that contribute to disruptive behaviour in childhood and on effective intervention approaches for aggressive behaviour.  Dr. Andrade’s research will contribute to a clearer understanding of which treatments are most effective and which factors predict better treatment outcomes.

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