Funding boost to help Australians affected by ADHD
“Up to 7% of Australian children have ADHD. It can affect their families, their communities, but most importantly, it can affect their learning capabilities and their own relations, their own sense of mental health” Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Sport.
Announced recently by Minister Greg Hunt, ADHD research in Australia is set to receive $1.5 million from the Federal Government to help The Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) formalise agreed best practices and professional training for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD nationally, and to identify key research and public policy priorities.
ADHD is a lifelong condition affecting 1.2 million Australians. For too long its diagnosis has been marred by negative attention that has failed to recognise the very serious lifetime outcomes for children, adolescents and adults living with ADHD.
MICCN’s Research Director, Professor Mark Bellgrove, is also the AADPA President. He is excited by what these funds will mean to the AADPA, and to the future of ADHD research.
“The funds will enable innovative research by the AADPA, and the ability to provide better treatment for people all across Australia. I look forward to seeing the impact that this will have,” Professor Bellgrove said.
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