What is ADHD? (Episode 3)
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In this episode of the DPSS podcast, Aimee Parsons and Trevor Friesen talk about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD.

They answer questions like:

  • What is ADHD?
  • What does it look like?
  • What can I do to support myself or someone else with ADHD?


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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, September 21). Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/index.html

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Spalletta, G., Pasini, A., Pau, F. et al. Prefrontal blood flow dysregulation in drug naive ADHD children without structural abnormalities. J Neural Transm 108, 1203–1216 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s007020170010

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The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance – CADDRA

Jessica McCabe – How to ADHD

Chandler DJ, Waterhouse BD, Gao WJ (May 2014). “New perspectives on catecholaminergic regulation of executive circuits: evidence for independent modulation of prefrontal functions by midbrain dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurons”. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 8: 53. doi:10.3389/fncir.2014.00053. PMC 4033238. PMID 24904299.

 Malenka RC, Nestler EJ, Hyman SE (2009). “Chapters 10 and 13”. In Sydor A, Brown RY (eds.). Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. pp. 266, 315, 318–323. ISBN 978-0-07-148127-4. Early results with structural MRI show thinning of the cerebral cortex in ADHD subjects compared with age-matched controls in prefrontal cortex and posterior parietal cortex, areas involved in working memory and attention.

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