View Full Version : European 'White Paper' on ADHD - April 2013


Adduce
06-09-13, 10:33 AM
Will repost with working link

Adduce
06-09-13, 10:46 AM
ADHD : Making the Invisible Visible.
April 2013 by S Young, M Fitzgerald and M J Postma.

A more eurocentric 'White Paper' on ADHD regarding future provision.
Cant get link to work so google European Brain Council ADHD White Paper
(http://www.europeanbraincouncil.org/pdfs/ADHD)

kilted_scotsman
06-09-13, 01:14 PM
Link is

http://www.europeanbraincouncil.org/pdfs/ADHD%20White%20Paper_15Apr13.pdf

kilted

meadd823
06-15-13, 05:45 PM
Is this going to mean more access to medical treatment in the UK?

Lunacie
06-15-13, 06:54 PM
Adduce, thanks for sharing the information.
kilted, thanks for providing the link.
:yes: to the European Brain Council.

Adduce
06-16-13, 04:26 AM
Adduce, thanks for sharing the information.
kilted, thanks for providing the link.
:yes: to the European Brain Council.

Cheers Lunacie!

Had a bit of a panic when I realised the link didn't work (pesky http//)
Also don't know how the post ended up in scientific discussions as I started in the UK section.:confused:

Anyway, regarding the report it looks like Adult Adhd may continue to be taken more seriously in Europe (the expanded DSM Adhd description as opposed to the restricted ICD description).
The next step would be to have the medications that are available to children to also be available to adults (as well as all other non-medical interventions). A lot of these medications in the past were prescribed off label to adults (ie. manufacturers not applied for their medications to be allowed to treat adults specifically) although I believe there are some medications now which do have this.

Lunacie
06-16-13, 09:51 AM
Cheers Lunacie!

Had a bit of a panic when I realised the link didn't work (pesky http//)
Also don't know how the post ended up in scientific discussions as I started in the UK section.:confused:

Anyway, regarding the report it looks like Adult Adhd may continue to be taken more seriously in Europe (the expanded DSM Adhd description as opposed to the restricted ICD description).
The next step would be to have the medications that are available to children to also be available to adults (as well as all other non-medical interventions). A lot of these medications in the past were prescribed off label to adults (ie. manufacturers not applied for their medications to be allowed to treat adults specifically) although I believe there are some medications now which do have this.

It's so frustrating when a link doesn't work. If you open a posting window,
look at the row of icons at the top, the one just below the smiley face will
open a mini box for adding a link. Just copy the link and paste it there. :D

I expect one of the mods moved the thread to the scientific sub forum. We
see a lot of posters from the UK who are having trouble getting diagnosed
as adults with ADHD. Once the manufacturers get on board, hopefully it
will become easier!

SB_UK
06-16-13, 10:42 AM
We see a lot of posters from the UK who are having trouble getting diagnosed as adults with ADHD. Once the manufacturers get on board ... ...

I've probably read this sentence incorrectly - but ideally the idea'd be - UK ADDers will have less problems being diagnosed as the weight of iacademic scientific evidence proving its existence is accumulated
- as opposed to UK ADDers will have less problems being diagnosed as soon as the 'money' becomes available to bribe clinicians with prescription pads past the fear of writing a prescription for a stimulant ... ... to make even more money for 'money'.

Lunacie is right about the way that that's how it might work - but it's not the proper scientific way - it's a perversion caused by science being run to an economic agenda.