Mood mAPPer Participant Recruitment
We are inviting
teenagers aged between 12-18 years who struggle with concentrating, impulsivity
or sitting still to help us study how young people’s moods go up and down in
everyday life using a new app
We will ask both parent and teenager some questions
during a meeting (approx. 1.5hrs) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology
and Neuroscience at Denmark Hill, London. The teenager will also be given a
new Mood mAPPer device for 1 week to carry around.
This is an iPod with an app that will ask the teenager to
quickly (2mins) rate their mood while they are ‘out and about’ a few times
during the day. The results of this study will be helpful in understanding
mood changes in young people and the development of appropriate treatments.
people between the ages of 12-18 years who speak English proficiently, have
not history of neurological, psychotic or autistic disorder, and are not
taking psychoactive medication/are happy to interrupt their medication for 1
week are eligible to take part in the Mood mAPPer
Project together with their parents.
thank-you, the teenager will be given a voucher (love2shop or Amazon) of up
to £35! Travel expenses
for both teenager and parent will also be reimbursed.
If you are
interested in taking part or wish to find out more, please contact the
research team via phone: 07940 407 664,
or leave your contact details via this link so the Mood mAPPer
team can get In touch with you: Mood
mAPPer- Contact Me Form!
has been approved by the NHS Ethical committee NRES Hampstead (ref:
INTER-STAARS - Baby Research
Birkbeck BabyLab and the University of
Southampton are launching a treatment program for infants at risk of ADHD!
They are looking for babies under 1 year, with a family history of ADHD to
take part in the exciting new study....
ADHD often isn’t diagnosed until 6 or 7 years of age, when problems with
attention span and behaviour are already becoming disruptive. Medication and
parent training programs are available for children with an ADHD diagnosis, however, the best time to intervene is in
infancy before the full symptoms of ADHD emerge. Currently, there are no
available interventions for this age group.
To solve this problem, the research teams at Birkbeck
and Southampton are running a study to look at the effectiveness of a new,
computer-based, attention-training program to treat babies at increased risk
for ADHD. The training program uses state-of-the-art technology to show
rewarding images when the baby looks at certain parts of the screen.
Researchers hope that this will help babies develop concentration and
For this study, researchers will be recruiting 50 infants (in either London
or Southampton) who have an older sibling or parent with ADHD. Twenty-five
babies will get 12 home-based visits where they’ll watch cartoons. The other
twenty-five babies will do the attention-training program during these
sessions. This allows researchers to compare the groups and see if the
training program has an effect. If successful, this study will help provide
support to families who have a child diagnosed with ADHD and lay groundwork
for other treatment programs. The study will be running for the next two
years (until July 2017). .
If you would like to take part in a fundraising trek,
there are many destinations and many options. The treks are organized by
Charity Challenge. Further details can be found on their website www.charitychallenge.com
Create your own fundraising page on Justgiving.com and email the link to all
your potential sponsors. ADDISS will help to promote your page as well.
The web address is www.justgiving.com/addiss
Jenny Missen, Andrea Bilbow OBE! and Professor Eric Taylor
Andrea Bilbow OBE!
We are immensely proud and delighted to congratulate Andrea Bilbow, ADDISS
Chief Executive, on her Order of the British Empire (OBE), in recognition of over
20 years working to educate, inform and support those interested in, and
impacted by ADHD. The honour was announced in the Queen’s birthday honours
list on 15th June 2013.
Professor Eric Taylor and Jenny Missen have issued this statement on behalf
of the ADDISS Professional Board and the ADDISS Trustees:
Congratulations Andrea on the thoroughly deserved OBE!
We all recognise what you stand for:
A is for advocacy
N is for nous
D is for determination
R is for resilience
E is for excellence
A is for accessibility
Andrea is the most effective champion for the recognition of ADHD and for
meeting the needs of people who have ADHD and their families. She does this
at many kinds of level - from arguing with a school about helping an individual
child or avoiding expulsion, through advising schools and clinical services
about the nature of the problem and how they can usefully respond, to the
more political scene where she has been seen by civil servants and MPs as a
credible and moderate voice that they can trust. The “ADHD is Real” campaign
that she developed a few years ago was a big step in making an impact on the
She has been very insightful in understanding the needs of the whole ADHD
community. She wisely avoided the possible PR traps of lining up either for
or against individual medicines or individual practitioners. This has given
her the authority of speaking without competing interests and the integrity
resulting from that.
It would be hard to overstate the effort that Andrea has put in to
working on our behalf. There have been so many battles to fight, not only for
individuals but to achieve better understanding through a screen of media
misinformation and widespread prejudice. It must sometimes have been very
daunting to try to change settled and unreasonable attitudes; but she’s been
able to maintain the optimism that things can improve and the faith that
she’s working along the right lines.
This has been essential because Andrea has had to sustain an organisation
as well as a personal commitment. When statutory services have been unable to
give good levels of advice to parents then she has come up with very
practical approaches - such as the “123 magic” programme that she has been
teaching and disseminating nationally.
The ADDISS conferences have been remarkable. She’s been able to invite
international speakers and to persuade them to present without payment and in
eclectic style. The atmosphere of these conferences has been open,
stimulating and very varied. They have been able to blend personal
experiences, good science, and inspirational presentations in a way that can
be interesting and helpful for a range of people - from those first
encountering ADHD in their children or themselves to those who have spent
professional lifetimes in the subject.
Many of the people who read this will already have personal experience of
Andrea’s willingness to respond to queries and pleas ranging from the minor
to the desperate. The whole ADHD community is indebted to her and joins in
celebration of her OBE and gratitude for her work.
new workshops for parents and teenagers, Saturday 15th June London
New Courses for Teachers
New dates for 1-2-3 Magic
Practitioner Training for 2017
Volunteering opportunities at
Helpline assistant and general office administration
ADDISS, the National Charity for ADHD, based in Edgware, has opportunities
for well motivated people who wish to volunteer on our national telephone
helpline. This is a great opportunity for a professional who is between jobs
and may wish to learn first hand from parents what its like living day today with a child with ADHD or being
an adult who may or may not have a diagnosis and the barriers they face in
getting the help they need.
We are also looking for part time admin assistants who can commit to one or
two days a week long term, training will be provided and these opportunities
may lead to paid employment.
Full travel and parking expenses will be reimbursed.
If you would like further information please email: Trustees@addiss.co.uk or
telephone 020 8952 1515
deficit hyperactivity disorder: Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children,
young people and adults
You can read the full guidance on the NICE website where you will find
documents for professionals and patients.
Donate to ADDISS when you sell on eBay
You will be pleased to know that ADDISS are now a registered charity with
eBay. You are now able to donate securely and instantaneously a small
percentage of what you sell through eBay to ADDISS .
Support ADDISS while doing what you do everyday on
eBay. Buyers can shop, safe in the knowledge that their money will find its
way to charity. Meanwhile sellers can choose a charity, followed by the
percentage of the sales price they wish to donate – and eBay do the rest.
Charity Items generally receive: More bids, greater awareness & increased
NICE GUIDANCE ON
ADHD MEDICATIONS (released 22 March 2006)
See Summary Report Here (Adobe Acrobat file -
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: THE UNFOCUSED
MIND IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS
First major title written by Thomas E Brown PhD has now been published and is
available from ADDISS. Click
Here for more details.