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Mealtimes can be tough when your child is autistic or has ADHD, report Stella Boyd-Ford and Clare Dix Gathering as a family for a meal can serve several purposes: from social connection to nutrition. But this can also make eating and mealtimes tricky to manage when...

Do you know what’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? Asks Kathy Gibbs Around one in 20 people has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and often continues into adulthood. ADHD is diagnosed when people experience problems with inattention...

A Senate inquiry, after more than 700 submissions and evidence from 79 witnesses at three public hearings, has delivered its findings, reports David Coghill Around 800,00 Australians live with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is the most common mental health condition in children aged four to...

ADHD: inattention and hyperactivity have been the focus of research – but emotional problems may be the missing link, report researchers Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian and Christelle Langley Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders in children, affecting 7.2% of...

 Why We Should All Celebrate Rainbow Brains… When we hear about autism and ADHD, we may think of two distinct conditions, but the reality is much more complex. Both conditions frequently co-occur, and in many cases a person who is autistic may also have ADHD,...

Autism and ADHD assessment waits are up to 2 years long. There are 3 things families can do, write Sarah Pillar and Andrew Whitehouse. Reports have emerged from around Australia of waitlists of up to two years to receive a diagnostic assessment for neurodevelopmental conditions, such as...

Adam Guastella,  Kelsie Boulton and Natalie Silove guide parents and what they should know about getting a neurodevelopmental assessment With childcare and schools starting the new year, parents might be anxiously wondering how their child will adapt in a new learning environment. Some parents may be concerned...

Holding a conversation, working in a group, giving constructive feedback and dealing with conflict are vital interpersonal skills that contribute to an empowered and connected life, reports Dr Matthew Harrison While some people seem to acquire these skills effortlessly, others facing social challenges can require additional...

ADHD medications have doubled in the last decade, report David Coghill and Emma Sciberras – but other treatments can help too. A recent detailed analysis of prescribing trends for ADHD medications in Australia found prescriptions for ADHD medications doubled from 2013 to 2020. While this is...