Continuing the Research - What Happens to Attention in ADHD

Last Saturday 7th September Dr Alison (Sally) Poulton led one of the biggest, most exiting ADHD Awareness Afternoons we have ever run.

ADDults with ADHD is proud to have hosted this contribution to research into finding a better way to explain the experience of ADHD to others, finding an analogy or illustration that:
  • people with ADHD can relate to, and
  • people who don't have ADHD can better understand

If you didn't get a chance to attend the event or make your contribution, it is not too late.

Sally has written: "I'm very happy to get more information from more people answering the questions:

  • "What happens with your attention when you try to work, study or fill in a form?"
  • "Can you think of any device or picture that illustrates how your brain functions?"

You can email your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Dr Poulson plans to publish the results of assembling and analysing all the ideas generously provided. On Saturday she told all assembled that the next step might be to publish the illustrations that arise from the analysis and seek feedback on them.

ADDults with ADHD looks forward to supporting this next step in due course. Stay tuned. 



For people with ADHD, distractions can become debilitating and impact everyday tasks many consider straightforward. It is difficult to maintain attention. It's also really difficult to understand why .. and to explain ADHD's impact on us to others who aren’t affected by it. 

The next ADHD AWARENESS AFTERNOON seeks to address these challenges. It will be a unique opportunity to not only learn more about ADHD but also contribute to important ADHD research about how we best explain it to others!

Led by Dr ALISON POULTON from Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, we will explore how the ADHD mind works, what happens to our concentration minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour plus how this affects our daily functioning.

With limited Australian research into ADHD, this session is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the production of an analogy or illustration that

* people with ADHD can relate to, and

* people who don't have ADHD can better understand

A copy of the event flyer can be downloaded HERE. We encourage you to share with others! 

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL, so confirm your attendance HERE.

EVENT DETAILS . “What happens to your attention in ADHD” - Special Awareness Afternoon. Where. St Barnabas Centre, 57-61 Mountain Street, Ultimo (near Broadway). When. Saturday 7 September 2019, from 2.00pm to .400pm. 

Dr Poulton has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for more than 20 years. During this time she has developed an understanding about the types of difficulties experienced by people with ADHD on a day-to-day basis. 

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