An initiative to help detect ADHD in children is launched

An initiative to help detect attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children has been launched by the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation.

The aim is to screen 500 children per month for ADHD and make sure these children have access to treatment.

Cape Town-based psychiatrist, Dr Renata Schoeman says the plan is to train care givers to be able to screen ADHD early and on how to accommodate children with this condition.

We are going to work with the teachers and teach them on what to do to in the classroom to accommodate these kids and also help parents and how they can support the children.

Dr Renata Schoeman, psychiatrist

Although there is treatment in the public sector we also know it is limited. We only have one type of medication available for ADHD but at least we can access medication if they get to that point of treatment.

Dr Renata Schoeman, psychiatrist

The public sector is seriously under resourced... there is a need for parental guidance, societal therapy and educational support.

Dr Renata Schoeman, psychiatrist

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