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#1 purpleduck

Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:20 PM

On my phone so will come back later with links but wanted to start a thread for useful, interesting and really ANY good links about ADHD for both adults and children.

Also if you have any insights or myth-busters, please share :)

Thank you :)

ETA if you can put a short sentence describing the link that would be great too e.g.
Russell Barkley and that marathon presentation to parents

Edited by purpleduck, 23 November 2018 - 04:22 PM.

#2 purpleduck

Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:51 AM


Interesting article re: ADHD and sport.

#3 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:47 AM

Do you follow the debunking adhd and autism myths and disinformation on Facebook? I find they have lots of great info. And I like it because they are very much about eveidence based practice not woo merchants.

How to adhd is a great resource, she has a YouTube channel and did a ted talk https://m.youtube.co...SZf91ZGkcgy_95Q

ADDitude magazine. Here is an article they wrote on the adhd iceberg. https://www.additude...ents-educators/ they also do webinars and have infographics for sharing with people like teachers.

Understood.org provides a lot of information in plain language and covers a lot of different areas, especially with comorbities of adhd. This one is a good one about time management at school. https://www.understo...in-grade-school

I’m sure there is more I haven’t posted.

Edited by mayahlb, 29 November 2018 - 08:48 AM.

#4 blimkybill

Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:53 PM

This free online conference looks really interesting:

#5 purpleduck

Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:21 PM

New article out today....

ADHD prescriptions are going up, but that doesn't mean we're overmedicating


#6 JoanJett

Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:59 PM

Another Russell Barkley fan - I would add his website.


His fact sheet on self-regulation sums up his lecture pretty well.


His fact sheet on ADHD should be compulsory reading for every primary school teacher - hint, it's not just about having the jiggles/daydreaming (sorry, too many years of frustrating conversations).


For anyone struggling with the defiant and disruptive type behaviours with ADHD, then his book Your Defiant Child is pretty good for younger kids (and for kids without ADHD with similar behaviour).

The Australian ADHD Go-To Guide by Desiree Silva is a good summary of information and strategies for parents just starting down the pathway of diagnosis and treatment.


I would also suggest that parents look for their state/city local support group/institute, as they often run webinars/information sessions, provide access to educational resources and facilitate in person catch-ups.

Edited by JoanJett, 11 December 2018 - 07:04 PM.

#7 JoanJett

Posted 11 December 2018 - 07:13 PM

Sorry - forgot to add that agree understood.org is a very good website.  The Executive Functioning section is great for realising just how those weakness in ADHD cause practical impact on a daily basis.

#8 purpleduck

Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

Keep hearing about this site on podcasts.....


Also, can thoroughly recommend for adult adhd:
More Attention Less Deficit by Ari Tuckman

His podcast is basically a free version of his book:

#9 purpleduck

Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

Another article out:

'Caught in a vice': Why one in four students with ADHD has been suspended


Edited by purpleduck, 01 May 2019 - 10:27 PM.

#10 purpleduck

Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:08 PM

I’m on the hunt for recent research re: adhd. So just started googling.

Here is one link I found:
More evidence needed to inform ADHD medication guidelines

Also, can we get the mods to pin this thread please?

Edited by purpleduck, 30 May 2019 - 01:08 PM.

#11 hoohoobump

Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:06 PM

‘In it’ podcast by Understood.org has been good to listen to.

#12 purpleduck

Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:28 AM

Article on the ABC re finances and adhd


#13 purpleduck

Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:06 PM

Another good video from Understood.org that explains ADHD/ADD


#14 JoanJett

Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

View Postpurpleduck, on 03 July 2019 - 08:06 PM, said:

Another good video from Understood.org that explains ADHD/ADD


Thanks purple duck.  It's an excellent synopsis.

He has a good recommended reading list on his website.


He also lists quite a good international websites, including https://www.chadd.org, and a host of others


The LADS he mentions in Australia is now ADHD WA at https://www.adhdwa.org.

Edited by JoanJett, 04 July 2019 - 11:45 AM.

#15 JoanJett

Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

Watched this after purpleduck linked the other Thomas E Brown video


Perhaps a helpful guide for people re diagnosis.

He talks about Neuropsych testing not being essential for diagnosis.  I do agree with that.  However, we found it very useful a few years later in quantifying deficits that treatment couldn't correct (slow processing, visual attention span in particular).  It really helped us in further understanding our son's challenges, and in liaising with school regarding accommodations.

Edited by JoanJett, 05 July 2019 - 06:48 PM.

#16 JoanJett

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:11 PM

This is interesting:


It's correlation, not causation, but the contribution of iron deficiency in kids with ADHD is an area of active research and interest as well.


#17 JoanJett

Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:46 PM

Always important to remember that behavioural interventions are essential....


Edited by JoanJett, 05 October 2019 - 10:47 PM.

#18 purpleduck

Posted 03 November 2019 - 03:16 PM


Some of the comments are actually fantastic! So nice to see the myths and nonsense being challenged by others.

#19 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:33 AM

I quite Lou Brown. Some good info here not only for children with adhd but adults as well.


#20 JoanJett

Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:59 PM


This is further contribution to the biological model. An interesting longitudinal study in patients with “pure ADHD” (no other diagnoses) that showed quite elegantly the problems with functional connectivity in mural pathways.

#21 purpleduck

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:05 PM

Does anyone have any recommendations for mindfulness apps? Not sure if there are any specific ADHD- related ones.

#22 JoanJett

Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

View Postpurpleduck, on 07 November 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for mindfulness apps? Not sure if there are any specific ADHD- related ones.

We've used Smiling Mind - I like that you can tailor to emotional state.  Also, they're not too long for younger kids.

ETA:  this list from Understood might be worth a look:


Edited by JoanJett, 08 November 2019 - 03:59 PM.

#23 purpleduck

Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:19 AM

Another article re ADHD and Deloitte report


#24 hoohoobump

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:20 PM

View Postpurpleduck, on 07 November 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for mindfulness apps? Not sure if there are any specific ADHD- related ones.

We use Smiling Mind too - there’s everything from 1 minute to over ten and we mix it up depending on mood/fatigue etc.

#25 purpleduck

Posted 21 January 2020 - 12:25 PM

Just adding in a link for a blog I've discovered and am planning on reading. I ended up there when looking up email management ideas/strategies when you have ADHD. NB the link is not email related ;) Just an interesting read.


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