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ADHD in canberra?

By emmabanyer - 20 February 2010 35

Hi Canberrans,

Does anyone know what services/support groups there are for adults with ADHD in Canberra?

If any?

Thanks in advance!

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ADHD in canberra?
I-filed 8:21 pm 21 Feb 10

There was a doco on ABC about 8 years ago – about an “unmanagable, violent” kid in the western suburbs of Melbourne diagnosed with ADHD. Uninterested, neglectful mother, cr*p food, unlimited soft drinks, total indulgence.
In the course of the documentary, a social worker paid him some attention, took him outdoors and gave him good food.
Total turnaround. The kid was sane, calm, and close to delightful.
Unfortunately, the “intervention” only lasted eight weeks.

farq 6:18 pm 21 Feb 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

The cure for so-called “ADHD” is to stop feeding the kids junk food, Coca Cola, energy drinks, lollies and other rubbish. If the kid goes onto a traditional meat and veg diet (not vegetarian or vegan rubbish) the affliction will clear up within a week or so. This has been proven consistently.

look like we have an expert. nothing like some armchair medical advice to set a worried parent right. either that or a wacky scientologist.

Mordd 6:18 pm 21 Feb 10

I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, force-fed prescription amphetamines until the violent side effects were too much to take anymore and stopped at 15. Since then I have done a lot of research into the subject matter, and although Oyster may be a bit passionate in the way he expressed himself, I agree with him pretty much 100%.

The best you can say is that about 95% of all those diagnosed with ADD or ADHD are a mis-diagnosis, or at worst you can say the “illness” is complete and utter bullshit. The fact that a 10 year study led by a department in the UN that reported in 2007 came to the first conclusion was the most comprehensive study ever done into the illness, led by the worlds foremost experts in the relevant fields, and even it walked a fine line in calling it outright quakery, which it effectively is.

No-one will ever convince me after personal experience and first hand experience seeing what it does to kids, that giving prescription amphetamines to children is a good idea for any reason. We are causing long term psychological damage in our children through the habit of giving kids drugs so they won’t act like kids.

Spam Box 5:01 pm 21 Feb 10

Touch base with these people, they’re excellent and will be able to provide you with all the information/assistance you need.

The ADACAS office is at:
Suite 207, Block C, Canberra Technology Park,
Phillip Avenue, Watson
Our phone number is (02) 6242 5060.
Our fax number is (02) 6242 5063.
Our TTY (telephone typewriter) number is (02) 6242 5065.
Our postal address is PO Box 144, Dickson ACT 2602.
Our email address is adacas@adacas.org.au

Ags 9:47 am 21 Feb 10

I am a ADHD denier….

cleo 10:59 pm 20 Feb 10

Better to keep away from rubbish, eat as natural as possible.

Dazzlar 8:18 pm 20 Feb 10

Nice weather for fishing! But you’ve got to use the right bait!

alidoolally 6:55 pm 20 Feb 10

Get a grip oyster, you’ll find many adult sufferers of ADHD HAVE psychiatrists and are required to see them to get their prescriptions.

You should probably have actually read the OP as it made no mention of childhood diagnosis or treatment, nor even of medication.

Get off your soapbox and either make a valid suggestion or get out.

sunshine 6:37 pm 20 Feb 10

there’s a DR in the act who appears to diagnose everyone he sees with ADHD. just be careful who u go to.

Mordd 5:47 pm 20 Feb 10
astrojax 5:18 pm 20 Feb 10

so it has been proven consistently, oyster? evidence?

and vegetables are rubbish? sheesh, better get me in some more chocolate, chicken and chips then, that’ll health me up…

Ian 5:07 pm 20 Feb 10

The ACT Legislative Assembly? Seems to attract people who seem to suffer from attention deficits judging by their need to seek it constantly.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 12:12 pm 20 Feb 10

The best course of action is to look up psychiatrists in the Yellow Pages because you need one. There is no such thing as ADHD – the fake “illness” was invented by the American drug companies in order to push Ritalin (kiddy cocaine) onto gullible parents. The sooner this poison is taken off the PBS the better – slack and incompetent parents will no longer rely on drugs to do the job of disciplining (and zonking out) their kids and society will return to normal. The use of Ritalin is directly responsible for juvenile delinquency, gang activity and graffiti which has afflicted society in recent times. The cure for so-called “ADHD” is to stop feeding the kids junk food, Coca Cola, energy drinks, lollies and other rubbish. If the kid goes onto a traditional meat and veg diet (not vegetarian or vegan rubbish) the affliction will clear up within a week or so. This has been proven consistently.

NeedHelp 11:51 am 20 Feb 10

A google search revealed this:

http://www.addact.org.au/

Not sure if they are still operating though.

Good luck.

Fiona 11:05 am 20 Feb 10

http://www.addact.org.au/

Shout is a good starting point for all support groups

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