This tip sheet was prepared by Arisja Oberholzer, clinical psychologist. ADHD has been a diagnosis that many parents have struggled with over the years. This is partly because of the different views of why a child has developed ADHD. This is slowly changing as science is helping us understand how ADHD develops. It is very… Read more »
One of the most encouraging trends in the mental health field is that we are getting better at describing mental health problems in more optimistic ways. This includes adopting a “strengths approach”, where we don’t just focus on problems in people’s mental or personality functioning, but also on their positive attributes that may help them… Read more »
Recognising ADHD helps to not only understand the difficulties associated with it, which can be quite disruptive, but also to appreciate its advantages.
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey presents some of the benefits of having Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. ADHD can, at times, negatively impact on people’s learning, well being and relationships. However those with ADHD will often have other strengths such as being more creative or intuitive that they can harness in other ways. Diagnoses… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses how we can develop our ability to focus attention. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 3 of Destination Happiness.