Please Help Convince BC Pharmacare to Cover Long Term ADHD Medications for ADHD Adults And Children

Please tell BC Pharmacare and health minister Terry Lake why they should cover long-acting ADHD medications vs just the short acting ones. CADDAC, CADDRA and some BC Psychiatrists and doctors are organizing this.

Deadline is June 1st, 2016.

If you live in BC and have a family member with ADHD or have ADHD yourself and already know why this is important, have your say here now .

Scroll down to “Therapeutic Review of ADHD Drugs” and chose “Patient Questionnaire” or “Caregiver Questionnaire.” Please follow the instructions carefully.

You have ADHD? So being organized enough to remember to take medications 3 times a day will be easy, right?

If you are unsure why this is important, please read on.

I called for BC Pharmacare to cover long-acting (10-13 hour) medications to happen a decade ago.

Sadly, a decade later, in we’re not just behind the American’s on ADHD we’re behind most provinces too in BC, I’m doing it again.

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

Do you know someone whose has been treated for years for depression but they don’t get better? Are their 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?

In this post, I will show that a very large percentage of children, teenagers, and adults with ADHD have been misdiagnosed thanks to ignorance and malpractice with major depression and dysthymia (chronic low-level depression).

This study shows what we adult ADHD coaches have known for a long time. Only 5% of adults have ADHD. But,

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

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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