Dr. Bilkey recently completed a self-help book on Adult ADHD titled FAST MINDS: How To Thrive if You Have ADHD (Or Think You might), co-authored by Dr. Craig Surman of Harvard University. It has been published by Harvard Health Publications and Penguin Books and will be released in February 2013. The forward has been completed by Howie Mandel, and FAST MINDS has been positively reviewed by Dr. Ned Hallowell, co-author of Driven To Distraction, Dr. Russell Barkley, author of many prestigious books on ADHD, Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, co-author of ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, and Nancy Ratey, author of The Disorganized Mind.
Dr. Bilkey has also developed two medical documentaries on ADHD: ADHD Across the Lifespan (2005, re-released 2010) and Her FAST MIND – An In Depth Look at ADHD as it Affects Women (2012).
Her FAST MIND is a peer-reviewed documentary, which delves into why ADHD is under-recognized and under-treated in women, and features a round-table discussion with women discussing the affect of this condition on their lives.
This documentary has met with strong response from Dr. Bilkey’s medical colleagues. Dr. Mary Seeman, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, shared her review of the documentary: “Dr. Bilkey’s Her Fast Mind – an in depth look at ADHD as it affects women is an excellent teaching tool, with real women describing their varying experiences with ADHD. I learned that ADHD occurs not only in boys, but also in adult women, that it can take on many aspects, and that symptoms change over time. Making the diagnosis is essential because it gives a woman a better understanding of her difficulties at work and at home, and helps her develop all important organizational strategies.”
Dr. Geraldine Farrelly, Developmental Paediatrician, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, who is also a board member of The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), also reviewed Her FAST MIND, noting the documentary is, “Compelling, informative, insightful, the women and their stories truly illustrate the challenges of living with ADHD from a female point of view.”
ADHD Across the Lifespan was Dr. Bilkey’s first foray into making medical documentaries. In this film, Dr. Bilkey and special guests address the causes of ADHD and signs of the condition, and provide advice to educators, parents and physicians on how to help those with ADHD.
Dr. Bilkey has also been the co-author for scientific papers published on ADHD. In 2010, the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults With Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder: Results From the International Mood Disorders Collaborative Project”
The article, “Comorbid Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder: Treatment Considerations”, on which Dr. Bilkey is a co-author, will be published in Current Drug Abuse Reviews. Dr. Bilkey is a co-author on a paper that is being reviewed by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , titled “The Effect of Lisdexamfetamine on Body Weight, Metabolic Parameters, and ADHD Symptomatology in Adults with Bipolar I/II Disorder.”