Episode 3: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
In this episode our focus is on ADHD, a neurodevelopmental condition affecting up to 5% of school-aged children. Bozo is joined by Professor Anita Thapar, who leads the neurodevelopmental disorders research theme at Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, and Zoe Piper, founder of ADHD Connections and an NCMH Research Champion.
Anita speaks about the achievements in ADHD research over the past decade and what inspired her to focus her research on ADHD, while Zoe discusses the impact stigma has on children with ADHD and their families.
Research papers mentioned during this episode
- ADHD report: A lifetime lost or a lifetime saved (PDF), referenced as Dr Tony Lloyd’s report.
- Discovery of the first genome-wide significant risk loci for ADHD, referenced by Anita as international collaboration led by colleagues in Denmark
- This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]
Links and resources
- ADHD Connections
- ADHD Foundation
- 10 things you didn’t know about ADHD (blog)
- Separating facts from fiction (video)