Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines 4th edition, 2018
The Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines 4th edition, 2018 provides information and user-friendly tools to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. The Guidelines are targeted at health care professionals, but may also be of use to other stakeholders (policy makers, funding bodies, educators) and individuals with ADHD and their families. More
The Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines 4th edition, 2018 is produced by CADDRA - Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. The Guidelines are targeted at health care professionals but may also be of use to additional stakeholders (policy makers, funding bodies, educators) and individuals with ADHD and their families. These Guidelines were developed to provide information and user-friendly tools to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan.
• Cover the lifespan of the disorder
• Are based on published evidence
• Involve expert consensus when there is a lack of evidence
• Offer practical clinical advice
• Provide assessment, treatment and follow-up questionnaires
• Include templates for requesting accommodations
• Recommend optimizing care on an individual basis.
• Assist healthcare providers to empower their patients to make informed choices in a collaborative process of care
• Contain information specific to the Canadian healthcare system.
The purpose of the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines is to improve the quality of care and health care outcomes for all individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Canada.
The Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines are produced and funded by the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national, independent, not-for-profit association whose members are drawn from family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry (child, adolescent and adult), psychology and other health professions.
The Guidelines have been in constant review for over 10 years The fourth edition of the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines evolved from earlier editions published in 2006, 2008, and 2011. A multidisciplinary team that included ADHD specialists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, educators and community stakeholders from across Canada and from the US contributed to its writing and review.
Conflicts of interest were recorded for all individuals that were a part of the process and are included in the Guidelines. As it is the case since the 1st edition of the Canadian ADHD Guidelines, all authors have donated their time and shared their expertise without receiving any financial contribution. The final draft of the 4th edition was independently reviewed by a range of relevant stakeholders (e.g. adult psychiatrist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychologist, patient advocate/nurse, family physician). The Guidelines development process was fully funded by CADDRA and occurred without external financial grants.
These Guidelines are endorsed by the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC).
Online access is provided through the eBook to download fillable PDF versions of the forms and documents in the eToolkit.
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