A budget of 390,000 euros has been provided by the Health Minister, Maggie De Block (Open VLD), for this project. “These experts may be doctors or psychologists. They will be active at halftime and mission will be to inform parents, teachers and GPs,” said Ms. De Block.

Experts will ensure that diagnosis and treatment are streamlined because there are currently too many differences of approach from one region to another, according to the minister.

The designation of ADHD experts is part of a wider plan to improve mental health services for children and youth.