ADHD

FAQs

Read our ADHD FAQs to find answers to common ADHD questions and discover the latest ADHD remedies and treatments.

ADHD medication FAQs

Your child shows improvement on medication, but you are worried about appetite and sleep issues. The ADHD Expert answers questions about ADHD medication.

Can adults have ADHD?

Adult ADHD, if left untreated can lead to risky behaviour as well as work and relationship problems.

ADHD Q&A

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADD/ADHD Expert's FAQs

ADHD and its treatment always spark lively debates. Have a look at some of the questions answered by our ADHD expert.

Does my child have ADHD?

ADHD is very common these days, but it is also often misdiagnosed. Before rushing off to a doctor have a look through the questions below and see how your child fits into the ADHD spectrum.

More questions on ADHD

What follows are questions about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and ADD.

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ADHD Expert

Dr Renata Schoeman has been in full-time private practice as a general psychiatrist (child, adolescent and adult psychiatry) since 2008, currently based in Oude Westhof (Bellville). Renata also holds appointments as senior lecturer in Leadership (USB) and as a virtual faculty member of USB Executive Development’s Neuroleadership programme. She serves on the advisory boards of various pharmaceutical companies, as a director of the Psychiatric Management Group (PsychMG) and is the co-convenor of the South African Society of Psychiatrist (SASOP) special interest group for adult ADHD, and co-founder of the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation (www.gb4adhd.co.za) She is passionate about corporate mental health awareness and uses her neuroscience background to assist leaders in equipping them to become balanced, healthy and dynamic leaders that take their own and their team’s emotional, intellectual, social health and physical needs into account. Renata is academically active and enjoys research and collaborative work, has published in many peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at local and international congresses. She is regularly invited to present at conferences and to engage with the media. During her post-graduate studies, she trained at Harvard, Boston in neurocognition and neuroimaging. Her awards include, amongst others, the Young Minds in Psychiatry award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Discovery Foundation Fellowship award, a Thuthuka award from the NRF, and a MRC Fellowship. She also received the Top MBA student award and the Director’s award from USB for 2015. She was a finalist for the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year Award for 2016, and received the Excellence in Media Work award from SASOP during 2016.

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