2022.10 – 1ST TO 31ST UNDERSTANDING A SHARED EXPERIENCE – ADHD AWARENESS MONTH 2022.

SHARING INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES - THE ADHD WOMEN PROJECT

Members of ADHD Europe are sharing their individual experiences in their national languages. Follow the upcoming activities on our social media channels or check out all activities on https://linktr.ee/ADHDWomen 

Diagnosis/Treatment of ADHD – various videos in many languages submitted by men and women who belong to ADHD Europe membership. See the full playlist hereADHD in Girls / Women – Various videos submitted by professionals and experts. See the full playlist hereAwareness & Advocacy. ADHD Europe representatives raise awareness throughout the year and advocate. See the full playlist hereFollow #adhdwomen project on social media channels for updates Facebook  Linkedin  Twitter  Instagram

#TALKING THURSDAYS EVERY THURSDAY IN OCTOBER 2022

Our goal is to reach the public and raise awareness in Europe and globally. 

2 weeks of videos submitted by ADHD Europe members talking about diagnosis / treatment in their country hosted on our ‘Broadcasting ADHD Europe’  Youtube Channel 

2 weeks of live webinars streamed on social media and our youtube channel where professionals were available to answer questions on the spot. 

For updates follow our social media channels Facebook page – Twitter–  Linkedin

#TALKING THURSDAYS - O6 OCTOBER 2022 - WEEK 1

WHAT IS AN EVALUATION 
FOR ADHD LIKE?

In Week One of 2022 ADHD Awareness Month, Thomas E. Brown, PhD talks about the process of assessing people for ADHD. It’s a matter of finding out how your life resembles the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. It’s not scary. Full transcription

Watch more videos about an ADHD Evaluation here

DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD IN EUROPE

ADHD Europe member organisations in Europe are sharing their best practices and knowledge. All videos are very informative for everyone globally. View the full playlist of all videos here 

* Diagnosis of ADHD in Belgium, where to find information in English, and what to expect during the step-by-step process
* The Role of Spanish Parent Organisations on Awareness, Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD in Spain 
* In this video Dra. Lefa Eddy , pediatrician and psychiatrist for children and adolescents, who was a collaborator at the First ADHD Clinical Guidelines, will talk on the diagnosis and treatment in Spain.

Read ADHD Europe’s survey about the Access to Diagnosis / Treatment in Europe. https://adhdeurope.eu/news/surveys/
ADHD Europe organisational members https://adhdeurope.eu/about/members/

THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ADHD GUIDE

The World Federation of ADHD Guide was designed and written by an international team for an international audience. Researchers and clinicians with years of experience in different aspects of ADHD wrote the six chapters. Our Federation has the unique responsibility to pay special attention to pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC). These colleagues have little or no access to evidence-based information on the disorder. So, this is not simply another book that can be added to “the ocean of the ADHD literature”, it is the only book designed with several features to allow easy access for colleagues in LMIC countries.

Updated English edition is now available!
Spanish – La Federación Mundial de TDAH Guía
Chinese – 世界多动症联盟的中国指南
French – Guide de la Fédération Mondiale du TDAH

#TALKING THURSDAYS - 13 OCTOBER 2022 - WEEK 2

HOW DO THE DIFFERENT ADHD TREATMENT OPTIONS WORK?

In Week Two of 2022 ADHD Awareness Month, Margaret H. Sibley, PhD talks about the treatment options for people with ADHD.  Margaret H. Sibley, PhD talks about Treatments for ADHD shared experience.  There several options in creating an ADD treatment plan. Working with the healthcare provider, you can decide what is best to include in your child’s or your own plan. Full transcription.

Watch more videos about treatment options here.

TREATMENT OF ADHD IN EUROPE

ADHD Europe member organisations in Europe are sharing their best practices and knowledge. All videos are very informative for everyone globally. View the full playlist of all videos here 

Treatment of ADHD in Belgium  
* Dr. Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Director of the Psychiatry Department at the hospital of Valle Hebron, in Barcelona, and Professional Advisor for ADHD Europe, talks on the situation on the transition to adolescence to adulthood at the treatment level and diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD.  

ADHD Europe Professional Advisory Members 
https://adhdeurope.eu/about/members/

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SHOULD I DISCLOSE MY ADHD DIAGNOSIS AT WORK?

Telling the boss you have ADHD is a big decision and not to be done casually. Dr. Ari Tuckman has some advice on when and why you might disclose at work — and when you might not  ‘I think if the question is: Do you disclose at work? That’s a little bit more complicated because the rest of our life does not have human resources law applied to it. I think if you have a boss who seems understanding, if you have co-workers who seem understanding, perhaps’. Full transcription.

ADHD IN WOMEN (RELATIONSHIPS, WORKPLACE & EMPOWERMENT)

Positive Disruptors: ADHD Women and their Wins’  presented by Dr. Kate Carr Fanning.This talk will explore the need to provide opportunities for empowerment for woman with ADHD. We will share preliminary findings from a recent study with woman with ADHD identifying empowerment enablers in education and employment. We will particularly focus on what educators, employers, woman themselves and others working with them can do to enable the empowerment of woman with ADHD.  ‘

‘Impact of ADHD at work, in families, relationships and sexuality’  presented by Dr. Dora Wynchank. This talk will explore some intimate areas in the life experience of women with ADHD. What characterises their relationships, and their sexual experience? In a couple when one member has ADHD, what is the impact on the relationships? We will discuss the research on whether sexual problems or gender identities are affected by having ADHD. Finally, we will look at some of the sequelae of having untreated ADHD in the workplace. 

 ‘How am I empowered?‘ and ‘Gender Equality’ Chantel Fouche lead of ADHD Women Project (ADHD Europe) with be #sharingexperiences of empowering herself and others by raising awareness globally. She will share what ‘Gender Equality’ means to her and how society can help combat stigma & discrimination for all ADHD men and Women, their families, and carers.  ‘Everyday is ADHD Awareness Day’

Dr. Kate Carr-Fanning  is a Lecturer in Psychology in Education at the University of Bristol. Kate is a psychologist, she completed her PhD in psychology and education at Trinity College Dublin, where she focused on the inclusion of learners with ADHD in education. She then spent 8 years in the School of Psychology in Coventry University before moving to Bristol. Kate’s research interests are all things ADHD, she is working with the Woman’s Project on a study called ‘Positive Disruptors: Woman with ADHD and their Wins’ exploring the female experience of ADHD with a particular focus on empowerment. Kate has over 15 years of experience of working with people effected by ADHD. She sits on the Board of Directors of ADHD Ireland and on the Professional Advisory Board of ADHD Europe.

Dr. Dora Wynchank is a psychiatrist working in adult ADHD at PsyQ in the Haque, Netherlands.  editor of the DIVA Foundation, and active contributor to the European Adult ADHD Network. Her expertise includes diagnosing and treating ADHD and comorbidities in adult and adolescent ADHD. The sleep disorders associated with ADHD are her research interest. She lectures widely in an attempt to de-stigmatise mental conditions. Dora is a professional member of ADHD Europe

Chantel Fouche, lead of the ADHD Women Project. Chantel is a volunteer at ADHD Europe and ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium.  Her interests are to actively advocate for the ADHD voice and promote ‘Gender Equality’ for all people living with ADHD ; to create & sustain networks to raise more awareness around the globe ;  and  to disseminate evidenced based information about ADHD to stop stigma & discrimination.

#TALKING THURSDAYS - 27 OCTOBER 2022 - WEEK 4

COMING SOON

J. Faye Dixon, PhD will address how ADHD affects families

‘WHOA! WHAT HAPPENED?’ A FOCUS ON  FAMILY ISSUES WITH CHILDREN, EMERGING ADULTS IN EDUCATION & BEHAVIOUR

“Whoa, what happened?!” – about defiance behavior 

When defiance takes over in intensity or duration, or when it affects the person or the environment emotionally in a tangible way – then you need to do something about it. During the lecture, which is aimed at relatives, you learn strategies and methods for dealing with defiance and defiance syndrome in children and young people.

SPEAKER

Eric Donnel is the Vice-President of Riksforbendent at the Swedish National Association for ADHD in Sweden, Professional Speaker, Registered Nurse working with ADHD and ODD and a YouTuber on the same subjects
 (youtube.com/LivetmedNPF, subtitled into many languages).

HOST

Nina Hovén-Korpela is a board member of ADHD Europe. Nina Hovén-Korpela is the Executive Director for the ADHD Finland 🇫🇮 located in Vantaa, Kuopio and Oulu. She is occupational therapist, and she has been studying also marketing and selling. Her last degree is Master of Health Promotion. Nina has been working in this organization nearly 9 years. These 9 years in ADHD Organization in Finland has been successful. The organization has strengthened its position thru this 9 year in the Finnish society a lot.

Earlier Nina has been working some years with elderly people, several years with child protection and she has also a long experience of human resource management and rehabilitation.

Nina thinks that it´s very important to raise awareness and better understanding of adhd. One good way to do this is to create places where we share information and support health professionals and public service who work with adhd people. Better understanding and management of adhd also improve quality of life. Together we make the change!

ADHD EUROPE MEMBERS  AWARENESS MONTH TEAM

ADHD EUROPE IN COLLOBORATION WITH THE AMERICAN COALITIONS

ADHD Europe has partnered with ADHD Awareness Month Coalition is to educate the public about ADHD. The Coalition members include the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 

More information http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org

With much thanks to the coalition for these wonderful activities and information that they organise each year!

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