The clinical picture and the response to the treatments for ADHD are the same regardless the cultural background. Recognising ADHD and knowing it well is essential in order to live better with this disorder and to develop your full potential. Often, just to « finally understand » is a great relief. It is quite impressive to realise how the adaptation techniques and the specific strategies can help reduce the impacts associated to ADHD.
The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) provides the CADDRA ADHD Practice Guidelines, which gives information regarding the diagnostic process and the treatments for ADHD. The content is regularly updated and is available online.
- ADHD can manifest itself in various ways and bring consequences in many aspects of life.
- The treatment of ADHD begins with the confirmation of the diagnosis and the education that follows.
- The suggested strategies aim to lower the symptoms’ intensity and to increase the adaptability of the person living with ADHD, allowing him or her to access his or her full potential.
- When the ADHD symptoms are persistent despite the nonpharmacological strategies, medication can be offered, integrated in a multimodal approach. Ask your health professional for information about the treatments.