ADHD – tackling the child drugging epidemic
As highlighted in the recent articles on the Huffington Post1 and in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry2, Perth is the world’s only ADHD drug hotpot to see a massive (50%) decline in child ADHD prescribing rates, along with a 51% fall in the number of high school students reporting to have abused amphetamines. I am very proud of my role in driving that change.
My advocacy on ADHD has attracted plenty of criticism. However I make no apology for the time and energy I have put into fighting so that kids’ real needs are supported rather than simply masking behaviours with amphetamines.
To see more on Martin’s work in the area of Mental Health and ADHD, see his blog
Speed Up and Sit Still
Martin delivers his Valedictorary speech in WA Parliament.
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Martin Whitely announces his pre-selection bid for the Senate.
To see more on Martin's work in the area of Mental Health and ADHD, see his blog