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It’s never too late to diagnose ADHD
This webinar discusses how practitioners can better recognise the symptoms experienced by adults affected by ADHD and provide appropriate support to those who have received a late diagnosis. The session covered the signs of ADHD and common co-occurring conditions for adults presenting for a late diagnosis, as well as the appropriate use of language to prevent negative narratives, stereotypes and stigma.
Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the symptoms and signs of ADHD and common co-occurring conditions for adults presenting for a late diagnosis.
  • Discuss use of appropriate language to prevent negative narratives, stereotypes and stigma for people living with ADHD. 
  • Examine the benefits of a delayed diagnosis and treatment for adults living with ADHD.
  • Outline the benefits of using a multidisciplinary approach when assessing, treating and supporting adults with a recent diagnosis of ADHD.

Panel List

  • Dr. Roger Paterson – (Psychiatrist, WA)
  • Assoc. Prof. John Kramer – (GP, NSW)
  • Dr. Maddi Derrick – (Clinical psychologist with lived experience, Tas) 
Facilitator: Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist, ACT)


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