Unsplash, CC BY Andrew Whitehouse, The University of Western Australia Early childhood has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks, as Australia has sought to understand ways to relieve the cost pressures on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS independent review has released its interim report, which noted many more young […]
How to tell if it's anxiety, ADHD or both and why it matters for treatment.
ADHD often shows up with an entourage of co-existing conditions that can complicate diagnosis and treatment. Common co-existing conditons include autism, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, epilepsy, eating disorders and migraines.
I thought I might start posting some of the Q&As that I get in the hope that it can help more than one person to access this kind of information. All identifying information is removed to protect confidentiality. Dear Pia Are you accepting referrals for new patients at the moment? We are looking for a […]
After contacting every paediatrician in Western Australia I wanted to know what the official advice was for families. I emailed our Minister for Health and Mental Health and asked for something to tell families. It took a number of follow ups and three different officers to respond to me before we finally got beyond generic […]
Can my child see a paediatrician interstate for diagnosis – either by flying there or via telehealth? Advice from the Department of Health as at 14 March 2023: The Medicines and Poisons Act 2014/Regulations 2016 do not regulate ADHD diagnosis per se, only the prescribing of Schedule 8 stimulant medicines. Unfortunately, the current restrictive requirements of the […]
Perth’s paediatric practices answer questions on what might help fast track access to child development services in Western Australia.