Practical Tips

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The Clinique FOCUS team, in collaboration with other professionals and resource persons, have developed infosheets and practical tips to support people with ADHD and their families.

There is no secret formula or miracle solution for learning to live better with ADHD
This drawing depicts an equation illustrating some of the key elements allowing people with ADHD to achieve their full potential and to become champions in their own way.
The ADHD equation implies extra effort and perseverance and highlights the need for people with ADHD to find and keep their focus, to jump into action and to discover their own sources of motivation in order to successfully manage the challenges associated with ADHD.
This equation is unique to each person, as everyone brings their own variables to the game.
We have chosen to share our vision through this drawing. You can of course design your own equation.

In 2013, the Clinique FOCUS team, with the help of Dr. Simon-Pierre Proulx, collaborated in writing a special edition focusing on ADHD in the medical journal Le Médecin du Québec. This edition may be used for educational and clinical purposes. It may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

The August 2013 edition of Le Médecin du Québec focuses on ADHD.

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Some people should consider asking for outside help in applying these strategies. Do not hesitate to contact a support group or a specialized resource person (e.g., psychologist, educator, occupational therapist, remedial teacher).

Access to specific resources in the area of either assessment or specialized coaching is currently being developed in the public health system in Canada and in other countries.