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ADHDplaza: Online information for young people with ADHD

ADHDplaza: Online information for young people with ADHD

Digital assistance for young people

Fortunately there is more and more digital assistance Available to young people. How about launching grow app that help promote mental health. But there are also special websites to help young people quit smoking, such as a recent website for Trimbos† Now there is also a website for young people with and for ADHD.

This is important, because young people know little about ADHD, but they often need to know about ADHD. This is evident from Radboud’s first pilot study. ADHDplaza certainly fulfills a need. that it project Doctoral students visit high school students to gather information about ADHD. An inventory is also made of what students actually want to know about this common condition, which often leads to busy behavior and also a lot of pressure in the head.

Ignorance about ADHD

There is still a lot of ignorance and a lack of understanding of people with ADHD. On average, young people don’t know much about it and don’t recognize it in others or in themselves. However, recognizing, recognizing and dealing with the condition the right way is important for all involved, and ADHDplaza helps with that.

A consortium consisting of Dutch ADHD experts and the ADHD Association, Impuls & Woortblind was created for the ADHDplaza project. The first goal is to increase young people’s knowledge of ADHD. This is done through workshops in schools and videos that can be found at ADHDplaza. According to information on the NWO’s website, the second goal is to “train young researchers in scientific communication and facilitate a platform (ADHDplaza) through which they can make a social impact with their research.”

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NWO Science Scholarship for ADHDplaza

The information collected by PhD students is made available in an enjoyable way in the ADHD arena. The project arose thanks to a collaboration between Radboud researchers, Hans van de Velde and Rob Pereira of Impuls & Woortblind. ADHDplaza has now received a scientific grant from the NWO. School visits for PhD students will start on November 1, 2022. Then there will be more to read on ADHDplaza site