PRESENTATION AT ALTA BATES SUMMIT HERRICK CAMPUS PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS

Dr. Diller will be speaking at the Herrick Campus (2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley) of the  Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Monday, January 9th at Noon at Maffly Auditorium.  The title of his talk is "Thirteen Reasons Aussies Use Less Adderall Than We Do."  Dr. Diller will talk for 50 minutes and then there will be a discussion until 1:30 PM.  CME credits are available for professionals and the public is invited as well.

The Letter from Melbourne Series in the Huffington Post

Many of you already know that I lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia for a year from July 2015 to June 2016.  While I was there I began writing a biweekly column/blog which became known as the Letter from Melbourne and was picked up as a regular feature in the World Postings for the Huffington Post.

I was mostly interested in contrasting the differences between two overtly very similar societies, American and Australian.  Both were English speaking, originally attached to Great Britain, capitalist/market economies.  However, the more time I spent Down Under the more differences (even just in language) I noticed.  In particular, while I expected to be a medical provider in Melbourne, events developed so that I became a patient as well. 

In any case even though only a few of the articles directly involve healthcare (and ADHD), you still may find the series of interest.  Therefore I will be creating a permanent link on the docdiller.com website to the archive of these blogs on the Huffington Post.  In the meantime you can find these stories at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/lawrence-diller-273.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page if you want to read the pieces in chronological order.  There are now over two dozen articles on the site.  Please leave your comments directly at the Huffington Post page but if you prefer you can also contact me through this website as well. 

Hear Dr. Diller on National Public Radio

Dr. Diller appeared on September 15th on the Diane Rehm Show carried by National Public Radio.  He was interviewed along with Alan Schwarz, author of the new book, ADHD Nation, and Edward Hallowell, author of Driven to Distraction.  Click on the following link for a podcast of this program: https://thedianerehmshow.org/audio/#/shows/2016-09-15/the-story-behind-the-rise-of-adhd-in-the-united-states/113609/@00:00.