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ADHD: Patient Explanation

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Dr. Alison Poulton

Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics
Sydney Medical School Nepean
The University of Sydney

I am a paediatrician specialising in treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I studied medicine at Girton College Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital London, qualifying in 1982. I trained in paediatrics in Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham UK before migrating to Australia. I completed my advanced training in Melbourne and Sydney and gained the FRACP in 1993. I work at Nepean Hospital, at Penrith Child and Youth Mental Health Service and in private practice in Penrith and have raised a family of four children.

I was awarded my MD from the University of Cambridge in 2011. This was based on research into the collateral effects of stimulant medication on children’s height, weight, physical maturity and body composition.

Explanation Sheets

ADHD: Patient Explanation

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ADHD Explanation 1

What is ADHD?

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ADHD Explanation 2

Oppositional defiant disorder and MERIM

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ADHD Explanation 3

ADHD as a continuum

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ADHD Explanation 4

Behaviour strategies for ADHD

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ADHD Explanation 5

Medications used in ADHD

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