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Public Consultation on the draft Clinical Practice Points on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Closed on Monday, 28 November 2011, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Individuals and organisations are invited to review and comment on draft Clinical Practice Points on the diagnosis, assessment and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents prepared by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The draft ADHD Clinical Practice Points provide succinct, simple, and practical guidance for health professionals on the diagnosis, assessment and appropriate management of clinically significant symptoms of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity.

This information has been prepared by an expert working group chaired by Professor Bruce Tonge, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Head of Discipline of Psychiatry at Monash University in Melbourne.  Other members of the working group have expertise in psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuro-psychology, paediatric health, family intervention, Indigenous mental health and general practice. This group also included a member who has had personal and family experience with ADHD.

Expert Working Group on ADHD Clinical Practice Points: Declarations of Interest information

The draft Clinical Practice Points focus on theongoing assessmet and review of a multidisciplinary team, with input from family and educators, to ensure the best possible ongoing management. They also provide advice on the use of stimulant medication as a means of pharmacological management.

The Clinical Practice Points are not guidelines, but rather are based on the consensus of members of an expert working group on what constitutes good practice. They complement, not replace, broader evidence-based guidance and can be used in conjunction with existing policies.

Consultation documents
Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Monday, 28 November 2011 - 5:00pm
Extension: 
Please note: If you require an extension to this public consultation you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and made a submission.
Contact for further information

Project Officer – draft ADHD CPPs
Strategic Partnerships Section
NHMRC
GPO Box 1421
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6217 9386

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