Bipolar Disorder Conference 23 May 2016

If you are affected by Bipolar Disorder, or want to find out more about this serious life-long condition, Bipolar Australia invites you to attend our Living with Bipolar conference in Burwood on May 23, 2016.

This innovative conference will feature group discussion in an inclusive open format, and provide valuable insights into the management of Bipolar Disorder that will benefit anyone with an interest in this condi on, including people with lived experience, carers, families, friends, colleagues, professionals, and those with culturally and linguis cally diverse heritage.

Registration is FREE, so reserve your seat now at www.bipolaraustralia.org.au

Adult ADHD - A Great Newspaper Article

 

Georgia Cassimatis has written a great article about ADHD that was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 May 2016. Georgia did some great research for the article including interviewing Joy Toll, a psychiatrist Dr Hugh Morgan, and a paediatrician Dr Patrick Concannon plus a couple of adults, Michael and Susie, who were able to share their experience of ADHD.

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Women with ADHD - the struggle of meeting the dual demands of a household and career

The impact of ADHD on woman can bring a different set of difficulties compared to those experienced by adult males.

According to website ADDvance, women with ADHD can struggle with feelings of guilt and overwhelm related to managing current societal expectations around ‘keeping house’ and having a career. For example busy mothers may find it very difficult to get started on or complete jobs around the house that they find tedious. As those with ADHD know, it can be very difficult to get going on tasks that are not experienced as highly engaging or urgent often leading to a sense of growing unease about all the uncompleted daily tasks that need attention.

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Lisa Walton - Diagnosis at 36

Lisa Walton was diagnosed at 36 even though her teachers thought she might have ADHD when she started school. Before her diagnosis she tried various jobs: receptionist, data entry, project management, office admin, PA. Dancing was her attempt to not work 9 to 5. She studied for and tried to run her own business.

Lisa has captured her journey from childhood through to diagnosis as an adult in an entertaining and illuminating account. Interestingly Lisa's behaviour at school will resonate for men as well as women - hyperactive, disruptive, excelling at subjects she liked and problematic elsewhere.

Read her fascinating story and how at 36 years old she has found hope for future success at http://m.dailylife.com.au/health-and-fitness/dl-wellbeing/the-diagnosis-that-changed-my-life-20160401-gnwfow

Swimming the Cole Classic and Supporting ADDults with ADHD

Sunday 7 February 2016 is the date of this year's Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic ocean swimming event .

One of our Committee of Management members, Deborah Trevan-Catling, is an entrant in one of the divisions and has dedicated her swim to supporting ADDults with ADHD through her supporter page .

Many individuals with ADHD find that sport, exercise and physical activity like swimming, cycling, jogging and walking help them manage their ADHD. Appropriate exercise and sport are generally good for our health and wellbeing. Many find physical activity also helps increase self-esteem and general satisfaction with life. Research has demonstrated that physical activity can reduce impulsivity,&nbsp intrusive (distracting) thoughts and anxiety.

The Cole Classic swim event is just one of several events throughout 2016 that offers opportunities for individuals to participate in healthy activity as well as supporting donations for ADDults with ADHD. Across the year the ADDults with ADHD news page will highlight events that might be of interest to its members and the ADHD community. If you are interested in participating in Team ADHD during 2016 in a swim event, the City2Surf or a similar event to help raise funds for ADDults with ADHD please contact us .

The Cole Classic this weekend is one way that you can support the work of ADDults with ADHD by a donation through our Everyday Hero donation page.

Alternatively you can go to the general donations page on this website .

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