Mary is an advanced trainee in General Paediatrics/Community and Developmental Paediatrics. Has called Townsville home for the last decade. Outside of work, she enjoys eating and Crossfit (one of 'those people'!)

Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15442Since being first described by Dr Leo Kanner of John Hopkin’s University in 1943, the terminology used in the diagnosis and reference to autism spectrum disorder has changed multiple times making it…

Guanfacine

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Guanfacine, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13727On 22nd August 2017, guanfacine hydrochloride (current sole brand name Intuniv) was accepted as a new chemical entity by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.1 Whilst new to Australia, guanfacine has been available within the United States of America and Europe…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Management

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Management, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12615After taking an extensive history and performing multiple clinical examinations in consultation with allied health staff, you come to the conclusion that Callum has a diagnosis of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. His mother is mortified about…

Clinical features and diagnosis

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Clinical features and diagnosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12577Callum is a 6 year old boy who has been referred to paediatrics by his GP due to school concerns regarding his poor attention span and difficulty with learning and remembering new information. Whilst his peers in year…

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12421Callum is a 6 year old boy who has been referred to paediatrics by his GP due to school concerns regarding his poor attention span and difficulty with learning and remembering new information. Whilst his peers in year…