Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research she doesn’t find fascinating. In nearly a decade of freelance reporting, she has written for publications including Scientific American, The Australian, Ecos magazine, Australian Doctor, Medicine Today and the ABC’s health, science and environment websites.
She is also author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World.
Toddlers are hard work. As any parent knows, they’re into everything, they have the attention span of a goldfish, the focus of a spinning disco ball, and the exploratory instincts of a spaniel puppy. That’s all well and good when they’re toddlers, but what happens when those traits persist into early childhood, teenage years and even adulthood? This is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD and it’s one of the most controversial diagnoses to hit the headlines in recent years, largely because it touches a raw nerve in society about how we expect children to behave, and who is to blame when they don’t. Read more.