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pepedog
03-06-04, 03:56 PM
I am seeing a psychiatrist who is definetely out of the ADD loop. I do not have much faith in this scenario. I am not certain how I can find some one in Vancouver who really knows ADD in adults.

Is there anyone out there who knows how I might find someone???

My physician referred me so that source is out.

Boy this is frustrating. Thought I had the ball rolling with a diagnosis but now I've stalled.

Tara
03-06-04, 04:26 PM
Try contacting CHADD Canada. I believe that the president of CHADD Canada is an adult with AD/HD from the western part of Canada.
http://www.chaddcanada.org/

ADHD Canada may also be able to help.
http://www.adhdcanada.ca

Andrew
03-06-04, 07:52 PM
Additional resources can be found at:

http://www.vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan

http://www.adrn.org/html/resources___professionals.html

http://ldao-c.ncf.ca/links.html

Also, some doctors in Vancouver that specialize in ADD/ADHD:

Kathy J Marshack, Ph.D. 360-256-0448

Dale B. Mortimer, M.D. 360-882-9058

Thomas M Stallone, Psy.D. 360-696-1646

Lewis A VanOsdel, III, M.D. 360-696-1646

Good Luck!

pepedog
03-06-04, 08:08 PM
:)
Thanks to both!! I am on it!

pepedog
03-07-04, 08:25 PM
o no!

vancouver wash. dr's! any names for vancouver BC canada???:eek:

Andrew
03-07-04, 08:27 PM
What's the area code in Vancouver, BC?

pepedog
03-07-04, 08:32 PM
604

Andrew
03-07-04, 08:39 PM
Here is some more information for you:

UBC Department of Psychiatry (call them and ask if they see patients...most doc's there have practices) http://www.psychiatry.ubc.ca/

Information Services Vancouver (ask them for a referral to a psych. specializing in ADHD) http://www.vcn.bc.ca/isv/welcome.html


Additional Resources in Vancouver:

BC Mental Health Line Tel: 669-7610 / 1-800-661-2121
Provides services throughout BC such as referrals to local support and agencies. Also provides scripts on mental health illness related topics to children, adults, youth and seniors.

Adult Learning Disabilities Association (ALDA)
Tel: 638-5554 / Fax: 683-2380
603-409 Granville Street, Vancouver BC V6C 1T2
Email: alda@lynx.bc.ca Website: www.lynx.bc.ca/alda
Provides direct service and support to adults with learning disabilities and/or difficulties. Offers information, referral, counselling, support groups, career counselling, employment services, tutoring and a resource centre.

CHADD Vancouver Chapter Link page: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan/links.htm

pepedog
03-07-04, 08:44 PM
whoaa!

thanks BIG. Need all the info I can get. Seems more difficult to find people here than I would have thought.

Andrew
03-07-04, 09:46 PM
Just ask, and ye shall receive :)

Gregster
03-12-04, 07:16 PM
Margaret Weiss MD, PhD, FRCP

Dr Margaret Weiss is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the Director of the ADHD Clinic at the Childrenís and Womenís Health Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr Weiss earned her masterís degree and doctorate in History of Science from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the Principal Investigator in a number of research studies, including ADHD in adults, ADHD subtypes, melatonin and sleep and trials on medication treatments in ADHD. Dr Weiss is the author or co-author of more than 30 publications and authored the book, ADHD in Adulthood: A guide to Current Theory, Diagnosis and Treatment (Greg's note - an excellent book, I own a copy). Clinical Associate Professor University of British Columbia Director, ADHD Clinic Childrenís and Womenís Health Centre of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada

Don't have a number, but it should be easy to look up - she shows up on UBC's current medical school teachers list (as a Clinical Associate Professor).
People who do research studies are always needing subjects. Adult research is fairly hot right now - there are lots of childrens studys, but few adult one for drugs as an example.
Call and ask if they have a program, a waiting list, etc. If not, they will surely know who will.
BTW, the guy I'm seeing is a researcher with ties to U of Toronto's Med School. Testing, study drugs, etc are paid for if you are accepted into a study. Worth investigating?
Good Luck,
Greg

ADDCoach4u
05-20-04, 04:33 AM
You might want to try

Dr. Lee Pulos psychologist 669-6979 1260 Hornby St. Vancouver

or Dr. Howard Eaton 734-5588 educational consultant. www.eatonlearning.com (http://www.eatonlearning.com/) He focuses on ADD self advocacy and learning differences.

I run the adult subgroup of CHADD Vancouver. (Children and adults with ADD, a volunteer ADD support group). The next meeting is June 15th; we'll be setting the agenda for next year. You might want to check us out.

We meet at at the West Coast Child Care Resource Centre. 3rd floor, 210 West Broadway, Vancouver BC (2 blocks east of Cambie near Columbia St. or 1 block west of Mountain Equipment Co-op) http://www.vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan/home.htm. Call 222-4043 to confirm meeting topics

Margaret Weiss spoke at our April Meeting, but she only deals with children.

It is hard to find knowledgeable therapists that treat ADD in Vancouver.


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Good luck.

Pete Quily