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October 24 , 2012 adminlclc

Research Activity by Dr Neil Rutterford

Over the past 7 years Dr. Rutterford has held academic positions at a number of UK universities. His previous roles have included working as a Lecturer in Psychology and also Head of School of Psychology and Counselling. His current academic roles include being external examiner on the MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology course at Swansea

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October 22 , 2012 adminlclc

Neurofeedback Research at LANC

Hannah Wachnianin is one of our Assistant Psychologists at the Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre.  Hannah is also a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, supervised by Dr Neil Rutterford and Professor Philip Corr. Hannah’s research is examining the effectiveness of neurofeedback home training on concentration abilities, impulsiveness and response to rewards. Neurofeedback

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October 19 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Awareness Week Preventing Overdiagnosis

An article published in the British Medical Journal has argued that there is mounting evidence that medicine and early detection is harming healthy individuals. Overdiagnosis is referring to an occasion when a person without symptoms is diagnosed and treated for a condition, including mental health conditions, which will cause them no harm.  The article includes

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October 19 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Awareness Week What Alternatives Are There For Non-medication Treatment of ADD/ADHD?

A recent article in the Journal of Attention Disorders added to the valuable literature concerning the effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A systematic review including 625 participants and 7 treatments was carried out. These were behaviour modification (e.g. token economy reward programme), neurofeedback therapy, multimodal psychosocial treatment, school-based programs, working

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October 17 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Awareness Week – Teens, Hormones and ADHD

For any individual, becoming a teenager is a difficult time.  Our metabolic rate changes, we experience growth spurts, our reproduction organs develop and our hormones affect our mood.  However, this can be an even more difficult time for individuals with ADHD. The hormones we produce during puberty can affect someone’s ADHD symptoms including increased moodiness,

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October 17 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Awareness Week Dr Kewley Talks At ADDISS Conference

ADDISS is a charity that provides information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals in the fields of ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties.  This weekend ADDISS are having their 10th International conference at which our own Dr Kewley will be a speaker. Dr Kewley will be discussing a personal interest of his;

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October 15 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Awareness Week Teenagers with ADHD and Driving

Previous studies have shown that Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of unsafe driving. Research has shown that young drivers with ADHD, compared to young drivers without ADHD, are:  Likely to have nearly four times as many car accidents Three times as many speeding offences Three times as

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October 4 , 2012 adminlclc

Being a Young Carer

Hi.  My name is Ruby. I’m 13 and I’m what people call a Young Carer. I am a young carer because my younger sister has mental disabilities. You don’t actually have to look after a person in your family who is disabled to be a young carer, what matters is the fact that it can

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July 26 , 2012 adminlclc

Intercollegiate Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People

Dr Kewley is part of the Intercollegiate Group on Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings (CYPSS) led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). This is a leading project to develop and implement a set of standards for the planning and provision of healthcare for children and young

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July 26 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD Medication In Sports

Methylphenidate is a stimulant medication, recommended by the NICE guidelines to be the first line of pharmacological treatment.  However, its use is banned within competitive sports.  Methylphenidate is on the list of Banned Substances for Sport, a list produced by the International Sports and Olympic Sports Governing Bodies.  These guidelines are used among all competitive

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July 26 , 2012 adminlclc

Sports for Individuals With ADHD

Just as Michael Phelps did, individuals with ADHD can enjoy and even excel at sports.  Physical activity is an essential part of managing ADHD symptoms as it provides an opportunity to redirect and burn off energy as well as an outlet for stress and improving mood.  Exercise also gives a child an opportunity to learn

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July 26 , 2012 adminlclc

Michael Phelps, ADHD and the Olympic Games

At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Michael Phelps won 6 gold medals and 2 bronze medals.  At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he won 8 gold medals.  How many medals will he achieve at this year’s London Olympic Games? Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 9 in the USA. 

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June 18 , 2012 adminlclc

Dr Gradwell Joins LANC

We are pleased to announce that Dr Gradwell is joining the team at the Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre.  Dr Rosemary Gradwell, Associate Specialist Paediatrician, has over 25 years experience working as a Community Paediatrician specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, particularly Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD

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June 18 , 2012 adminlclc

ADHD and Adoption

It has been shown that ADHD is more prevalent among adoptive children than  it is in the general population.  Simmel, Brooks, Barth and Hinshaw (2001) conducted a study examining 808 adopted children aged between 4 and 18 years old.  Of these, 21% of the children had ADHD compared to 3 – 5% in the general

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May 21 , 2012 adminlclc

Newsletter Testimonials

“Thank you for the newsletter. It is very very interesting!” “Thank you for your newsletter which was attached. Thank you also for your time in re-assessing my son. With the findings and reports, he has now had his assessment for his studies allowance, following which he will be receiving all the additional help needed to

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Online Study

Invitation to participate in an online survey for those who were diagnosed with ADHD/ADD before age 18, are between 18-40 and have no knowledge of any high pervasive impact disorders (Autism, Asperger’s, Personality Disorders).

Online Study

If you meet the criteria outlined and wish to participate, please click on the link below to complete this anonymous and confidential 10 minute survey.

This study has full ethical approval and aims to examine the potential differences between self and public stigma concerns in disclosures versus non-disclosures of ADHD/ADD. Additional information is outlined on the first page of the survey.

Take the Survey

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