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BEST-ADHD Study Research and Summary Reports Available

Research and summary reports are available for download for the Better Education, Services, and Treatments for People with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Study (BEST-ADHD) – ‘Finding Your Way With ADHD: Struggles, Supports, and Solutions’

Research Study Summary & Research Report

11 September 2016

Adult ADHD Research Study Launch

Please Join Us for the Launch of “The Better Education, Services, and Treatments for People with AD/HD Study” (BEST-ADHD) on Monday, September 12 at the Institute for Lifecourse & Society (ILAS), NUI Galway.

More details and free registration are available on Evite.

Launch flyer is also available for download.

2 September 2016

A New Research Study on Personal Experiences of ADHD

A new research study is underway from August-October 2015 on what it is like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The ‘Better Education, Services, and Treatment for People with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder’ Study (BEST-ADHD), led by researchers at the School of Psychology at NUI Galway and the Irish National Council for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), is now looking for adult volunteers to take part – men or women aged 18 or over with ADD or ADHD who would like to talk about their experiences of ADHD, education and health care in an individual research interview. There is also an online survey as an alternative to the interview.

More details can be found in the study’s information sheet and research factsheet.

15 August 2015

Participants Needed for Study on Sleep Problems and GI Symptoms in ASD Children

A Ph.D. candidate from the National University of Ireland, Galway is seeking parents of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children between the ages of 3 to 17 years to participate in a survey to examine sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms in children and adolescents with ASD. Even if your child does not have sleep problems or gastrointestinal symptoms, you are still invited to take part as your information can help inform why these symptoms are present in some children and not in others. For more details see the participant information sheet.

19 November 2014

Participants Needed for Study on Why Adults with ADHD Are More Likely to Develop Anxiety Disorders

A Ph.D. student from University College Dublin, under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Bramham, is seeking adults with a diagnosis of
ADHD, anxiety, ADHD+anxiety to take an online questionnaire for a study entitled “Why are adults with ADHD more likely to develop anxiety disorders? An investigation of risk factors, measurement techniques, and impact on neuropsychological functioning”. The research has been ethically approved by UCD Office of Research Ethics. For more details see the study flyer.

18 November 2014

New Research Shows Autistic Youth Vulnerable to Alcohol Dependence

New research from the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri has revealed a link between young people with autistic tendencies and alcohol problems. For more details see this blog post from Washington University’s Department of Genetics.

News source – The Fix.

17 June 2014

Participants for Study on ADHD Diagnoses in Children and Attitudes Towards Trialling Treatment

A final year student at the Dublin Business School (DBS) is seeking participants for a study that aims to enhance our understanding as to why some parents of ADHD children choose to trial medication and why others decline. Participants must be a parent of an ADHD child (under 18 at the time of diagnosis) who was diagnosed between the years 2000 and 2014. Participants are asked to fill an online questionnaire that will take approximately 2-3 minutes to complete. The study has been reviewed and approved by the DBS ethics board and all responses are anonymous.

For more details please contact INCADDS.

26 March 2014

HSE Will Ensure Consistent Administration of Long Term Illness Card Nationally

From the Office of the Ombudsman:

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has today welcomed the steps taken by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure that the Long Term Illness card scheme does not discriminate on the basis of where an applicant lives. The Ombudsman’s report, ‘Local Rules for National Schemes – Inequities in the administration of the Long Term Illness Card Scheme’, follows a refusal by the HSE to award a Long Term Illness Card (LTI card) to a boy diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The HSE refused the LTI card on the grounds that the boy did not meet the medical criteria for eligibility. In her complaint to the Ombudsman, the boy’s mother, Ms Kelly (not her real name), contended that her son met the relevant medical criteria and she claimed that had he lived elsewhere in Ireland (he lives in Wexford), her son would have been awarded a LTI card.

For more details please see the Ombudsman media release.

30 January 2014

Presentations from INCADDS 2013 Seminar/Workshops

Dr. Timothy Bilkey – Across the Lifespan

Geurt van de Glind – ADHD and Substance Abuse

Participants Needed for Study on ADHD in Adolescent Girls

A study of the impact of ADHD on the lives of adolescent girls, ages 14-18, is currently taking place under the direction of researcher Andrea Lynch at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Participants will be asked to complete one online questionaire & one personal interview regarding the ways in which they feel ADHD impacts their life & school experience. For more information on this study, please contact the researcher at or 087-1129868. More information can be found on Facebook.

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