28% Of Referrals To A Mood & Anxiety Clinic Had Undiagnosed ADHD

Do you know someone whose antidepressant medications not working? Do they really have treatment resistant depression? Or do they have undiagnosed and untreated ADHD that the medical system often ignores and neglects?

This study shows what we adult ADHD coaches have known for a long time.

Adults who fail to respond to antidepressant therapy may have underlying attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and not treatment-resistant depression, as is often assumed, new research suggests.

Only 5% of adults have ADHD. But,

28.4% of referrals to a tertiary-care mood and anxiety clinic had undetected ADHD.

Also

ADHD was also diagnosed in 22.6% of patients referred to the clinic for treatment-resistant depression.

ADHD vs Undiagnosed ADHD vs Undiagnosed ADHD in Treatment Resistent Depression

Chart of study SSRI Treatment Response may Predict Undetected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Depressed Patients.

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More Discrimination Against Minority Children With ADHD, 46% Less Likely to Receive An ADHD Diagnosis

Want to have your daughter or son get a proper diagnosis for ADHD in America? It helps if you’re white a study of 17,100 children for 8 years in Pediatrics revealed. This is despite minority children having more risk factors for ADHD.

I wonder if the rates are similar in Canada or different? Or if there are any studies on first nations rates of ADHD? I’ve asked different people in first nations organizations over the years but have not heard anyone knowing of any data available.

Charting The Discrimination Of ADHD Children By Race.

Plot of the survival function or the cumulative proportion of children not diagnosed with ADHD, at each survey wave of ADHD diagnosis by race/ethnicity.

Plot of the survival function of ADHD diagnosis by race/ethnicity. K, kindergarten; 1st, first grade; 5th, fifth grade; 8th, eighth grade.

K, kindergarten; 1st, first grade; 5th, fifth grade; 8th, eighth grade.

 

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Parent of an ADHD Child Age 6-11 With Social Skills Troubles? Want A Free 10 Week ADHD Parent Support Group?

It’s no secret among parents with ADHD that many children with ADHD have social skills problems and have difficulty making friends. Have a look at some of the research that Dr. Amori Mikami’s Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab has done on ADHD children. They are also not afraid to have some fun:)

Dr. Amori Mikami and the researchers and clinicians at her Peer Relations in Childhood Lab

If you’re the parent of an ADHD child age 6-11 in the Vancouver BC area or willing to travel to Vancouver whose child

has ADHD and should have some difficulty getting along with peers, making or keeping friends, or with social skills. Other children in the study are typically developing without these concerns.

And want to help them learn social skills and make and keep friends? Then check out UBC psychology professor Dr. Amori Mikami’s new ADHD parent support group.

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“Of Course” Harjit Sajjan Liberal Candidate For Vancouver South & Ex VPD Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit Supports Screening Federal Prisoners For ADHD

At the Justin Trudeau Rally Sept 10th in Vancouver, I asked Harjit Sajjan Liberal Candidate For Vancouver South (Twitter: @HarjitSajjan  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harjit.sajjan.7 )

Harjit Sajjan Supports Screening Federal Prisoners For ADHD photo

an Ex-Vancouver Police Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit specializing in organized crime who was with the VPD for 11 years my question about screening federal prisoners for ADHD I’ve asked other federal politicians.

We ADHD adults are only 5% of the population, but we’re 4 to 9 times more likely to end up in jail than non-ADDers. 21% To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD 15 Peer Reviewed Studies Show. Federal, provincial and municipal jails should screen prisoners for ADHD. See If He Outgrew It, What Is He Doing in My Prison?

Also, 20-30%+ addicts & alcoholics have ADHD studies show, ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD makes many of us self-medicate with drugs.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Supports Screening Prisoners in Federal Jails for ADHD

This is why I asked Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau the question about if he’d commit to screening federal prisoners for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

21% To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD 15 Peer Reviewed Studies Show. Crime and jail are costly to society, but treatment is cheap. I used 15 peer reviewed studies in my post because I thought the media and politicians could write off 2 or 3 but 15 would be harder.

We ADHD adults are only 5% of the population but we’re 4 to 9 times more likely to end up in jail than non ADDers. Federal, provincial and municipal jails should screen prisoners for ADHD. See If He Outgrew It, What Is He Doing in My Prison?

I’d rather governments diagnosed us before prison or before some of us self medicate with drugs and alcohol. 20-30%+ addicts & alcoholics have ADHD studies show.

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