TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
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
Dr. Andrade is available to discuss:
Strategies for treating ADHD
Managing disruptive behaviours in children with ADHD
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) which commonly co-occurs in children
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
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating
SOURCE: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
For further information:
Media contact: Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH at (416) 595-6015; firstname.lastname@example.org