ADHD Made Simple is for anyone who has been diagnosed with ADHD as well as those who only suspect they may have it.
It’s also for those people – parents, siblings, partners, children, colleagues – who love, care for or work with someone who has a diagnosis or characteristics of ADHD.
“As someone who has, for over three decades, followed the large and complex research literature on ADHD, I know first-hand how difficult it is to distil that knowledge in a simple yet accurate manner. Can we achieve that goal when teaching about ADHD? Dr. Poulton’s answer is yes and her new book shows that she has achieved that goal.”
– Professor Stephen V Faroane, PhD and President of the World Federation of ADHD
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.
The Patient Explanation documents have been written without the full referencing. This is to make them easier to read. Please refer to the open access chapter for a more academic version with references.