Oct. 10, 2013 - 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.
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.
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
Dr. Andrade is
available to discuss:
for treating ADHD
disruptive behaviours in children with ADHD
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) which commonly
co-occurs in children with ADHD
Media contact: Michael Torres, Media
Relations, CAMH at (416) 595-6015; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health (CAMH) is Canada's
largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the
world's leading research centres in this field. CAMH combines clinical care,
research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform
the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.