ADHD, ADD, HYPERACTIVITY, what does it all mean?
Parents have waited long enough for information on ADD which provides honest answers to their questions. Dr Brendan Belsham, a Johannesburg-based child psychiatrist, has written a book which explores the many controversies surrounding the condition. He examines the issues which most concern parents, such as the accuracy of diagnosis and the safety of commonly used medications. In doing so, he presents a balanced account which is both accessible and readable.Learn More »
Everyone has an opinion about it…
If you mention the terms ‘ADHD’ or ‘Ritalin’ at a dinner party, you are bound to provoke lively debate. At international meetings, it is not uncommon to be assailed by organised demonstrations voicing opposition to our conference, our ‘pseudoscience’ and our profession, which ‘drugs children with mind-altering chemicals.’Learn More »
Dr Brendan Belsham
Dr Belsham has been in private practice in Johannesburg since 2000.with a special interests in early parenting, the prevention of mental illness, attachment, ADHD, childhood bipolar disorder, autism and anxiety disorders, he is a regular speaker at various events both academic and social. His book "What's the fuss about ADHD?" Explains the condition and is an informative and practical read.Dr Belsham is married with 4 children, aged 12, 10, 7 and 4.Learn More »
Dr Belsham is a Child Psychiatrist and author of What’s the fuss about ADHD?