We've gathered useful information on coping with and treating ADHD.
ADHD: Information and Advice for Parents —
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the name of a group of behaviors found in many children and adults. People with ADHD have trouble paying attention in school or at home and controlling impulsive or hyperactive behavior. ADHD may contribute to significant problems in relationships, learning and behavior.
Coping with ADHD —
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) affect individuals for life. The success in life attained by people with these disorders is not determined by the fact that they have the condition, but rather by how they cope with the condition. Therefore, it is critical that children are diagnosed and taught coping skills as early as possible.
Recognizing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) —
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects 3% to 5% of children in the United States. According to Dr. Edward M. Hallowell in his book, Driven to Distraction, only 1/3 of the ADHD population outgrows it; the remaining 2/3 have it throughout adulthood. ADHD makes it very difficult to learn in school when younger and to achieve at work when older.
Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD —
What every parent needs know about ADHD and its challenges.
These organizations can provide you with additional information about ADHD and its treatment. Talk with your clinician about other resources that may be available in your area.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Telephone: (202) 966-7300
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Telephone: (847) 434-4000
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Telephone: (800) 950-NAMI (800-950-6264)
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregrard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (800) 969-NMHA (800-969-6642)