Is ADHD Medication Effective on its own?

We often get asked at the clinic about the "right" way to approach treatment for ADHD. ADHD medication is a treatment option that can be helpful in managing symptoms of ADHD. But is it effective on its own?

The answer to this is complex. Yes, medication can be effective. But, ADHD medication alone won't create sustainable change. To get that long-lasting change, what's more important is to add in new tools and strategies. It's important to combine medication with behavioural changes and lifestyle changes.

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Canadians share their personal stories about mental health

As part of Mental Health Week at the start of May, we've been posting a few stories of mental health throughout the month. To finish off the month (yes we know it's June already!), please check out these Personal Mental Health Stories from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). We're all affected by mental illness - whether you know it or not - so these stories are important to share, and important to read. Check it out!

Why we need to talk about mental health

We've posted a few different messages about awareness and mental health this month. Most of them had the same theme: talking about mental health. Silence is a big problem with mental illness - we don't talk about this issue as often as we should.

So why will talking about mental health make a difference?

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ADHD and Women: Why they get missed

ADHD and womenOften, women and girls with ADHD tend to get missed. They are under-diagnosed, often misdiagnosed, and generally overlooked. At our clinic, we often see adult women who have been anxious or depressed for years. Then, in the end, we find out that ADHD was actually the root of their issues all along.

So why does this happen? Why have there been so many undiagnosed women with ADHD?

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Jack.org: Transforming how we think about Mental Health

Jack.org is a national network of initiatives and programs with a vision of “No More Silence” on the subject of mental health. This program launched following the 2010 suicide of Jack Windeler. Jack was in his first year at Queen's University at the time. People described him as bright and funny, but he was also struggling with mental illness. And, like many others, he couldn't reach out for help, so he shut the world out.

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