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ADHD Websites


A very complete site sponsored by ADDitude magazine, a national monthly magazine for the ADHD community. Subscribe to this magazine and learn about family support options for attention deficit disorder. Monthly articles by doctors' suggest treatment for ADD ADHD children and adults! A site with a chat area, lots of ADHD info, and links to other sites. Keeps up-to-date with the latest news in the ADHD world. Sends out a weekly email.

ADHD News - A popular site with lots of information. Much of it is geared towards the needs of children with ADHD, but there is also much here useful to adults.

A Healthy Place is a community of people providing mental health information, support and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others.

ADDers A site to learn about our friends overseas in England. It has information alternative treatments of ADHD.

Northern County Psychiatric Associates has a number of excellent articles.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders

National Resource Center on AD/HD

ADHD: A Path to Success by Lawrence Weathers, PhD
Expresses the opinion that ADHD is not a neurological disorder, but rather a learned set of inappropriate emotional responses. Offers a treatment based on relearning appropriate emotional responses. The doctor behind this has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Amen Clinic by Daniel G. Amen, MD
Use of SPECT imaging to detect ADHD "types" based on a single task. Generally viewed by ADHD researchers as controversial and preliminary, but viewed by many ADHD adults as informative and helpful. Lots of pretty pictures.

Children and Adults with ADHD by CHADD
Support network for individuals and families affected by ADHD. There are local meetings (in Bloomington) once a month that discuss general anecdotes or specific issues surrounding ADHD. The website also includes information about the disorder and resources available. Unfortunately, many links are only accessible to CHADD members.

The Hallowell Center by Edward M. Hallowell, MD
Group of clinicians specializing in ADHD and related disorders. Dr. Hallowell has published several books on ADHD and describes his first-hand experiences here. (This is the same description we read the first day of class)

Optometrists Network
Several articles on ADHD, focusing on its interaction with vision problems. Also some anti-Ritalin articles.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Lots of very interesting articles on ADHD, including a fact sheet, common myths, and special topics (women, relationships, time management, etc.)

ADHD/ADD e-Book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Martin L. Kutscher, MD
Fairly comprehensive e-book on the ADHD experience. I have not yet read the whole thing, but most of the information seems very accessible and presented in an interesting way. NOTE: Keep in mind that this is one person's interpretation and perspective, not necessarily objective fact.

ADD ADHD: Attention Deficit Disorder by the makers of ATTEND
Fairly accurate and accessible information, though definitely directed towards making a case for \223your kid needs our medication\224 For instance, lesson 5 is one long and humorous (note the guy in the lab coat) ad for Attend. Note that lesson 1 clearly states in bold ADHD “is a neurologically based condition” (compare to Laurence Weathers). NOTE: I do not endorse ATTEND, and this web site should generally be viewed as an infomercial.

ADHD: Overview and Theories on its Causes
Natural remedy options for ADHD treatment. Actually, a very comprehensive site (be sure to click on the Treatment link at the top for more), though I have yet to scan it completely for accuracy.

Examining Drugs for ADHD by Dan L. Edmunds, MA
Stories of the dangers of Ritalin, including death. Interesting to contrast with all the success stories. Is there enough risk to stop treating ADHD with stimulants? (Feb 11: Canada suspended Adderall following reports of severe strokes)

Internet Mental Health
Offers descriptions of ADHD and information on its diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Myths about ADHD
Ten common ADHD myths and their counter arguments.

Nutrition and ADHD by Parent and Family
Nutritional concerns about ADHD, including factors that can "cause" or exacerbate symptoms.

The Coincidence of ADHD and Creativity
Argument that the traits we look for in ADHD are the same traits we look for in creativity or giftedness. Lots of citations, though this should be considered one specific perspective and interpretation of those studies.

The Feingold Diet by QuackWatch
Criticism of the Feingold Diet, which claims to treat ADHD (and a bunch of other disorders) by eliminating food additives and preservatives.

Therapeutic Products Directorate
Survey of physicians regarding diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, specifically with MPH. Supports the prevalence of ADHD and offers empirically based reasons for increases in diagnosis and treatment.

The ADD/ADHD Myth by Pete Hendrickson
Series of entries addressing the overdiagnosis of ADHD. The views range from suggesting that diagnosis and treatment of ADHD is motivated by physicians greed for money and power to lamenting the abundance of kids who are misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated.

Myth of ADD by Thomas Armstrong, PhD
Detailed description of the reasons ADHD should not be considered a real disorder. Many are points we have addressed in class.

Baughman Dispels the Myth of ADHD by Fred Baughman, MD
A neurologist argues that ADHD should not be considered a medical diagnosis because he saw lots of kids referred for ADHD testing, but he never found anything wrong with them. Editorial note: Imagine you are in a room with thousands of boxes. What would you have to do to show that at least one of them contained a red ball? What would you have to do to show that none of them contained a red ball? (the boxes represent brain structures, brain activity, neurotransmitters, etc. and the red ball represents "something wrong").

The Myth of ADHD and Other Learning Disabilities: Parenting Without Ritalin by Jan Strydom, EdD
Lots of reasons that ADHD should be seen as a behavioral disorder treated by good-old-fashioned parenting, not drugs.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

CHADD-Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home.

Kidsource links to ADD webpages


NICHY Fact Sheet on ADD/ADHD (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities)

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.

WrightsLaw on ADD/ADHD

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Finding Professional Help and Support Groups

Nation ADHD Directory

This directory hosted by Attention Deficit Disorder Resources which lists over 1150 ADHD service providers.

A list of physicians

in the United States who treat adults with ADHD created and maintained by Shire.

An extensive listing of ADHD physicians and therapists

who are service providers in the United Behavioral Health system, but they could provide care to others not in this system.

A listing of 60 physicians and therapists

mostly in the mid–west who are knowledgeable about ADHD. Put in the search word, "ADHD".

Numerous listings of ADHD therapists

Chadd's professional directory

with about 125 listings.

ADDA's professional directory

which lists about 50 ADHD service providers, mostly coaches.

ADD Consults

Provides private, personal ADHD consultations, both nationally and internationally, via e-mail.

A search at Google

for the largest city near you and ADHD can sometimes be helpful.

On-line ADHD support groups

ADD Forums

Attention Deficit Disorder Association—Southern Region

An organization that runs many support groups in Texas and one in New Mexico

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Diagnosis and Treatment

Self-Scoring ADHD test developed by Dr. Amen

Alliant Pharmaceutical's website for Methylin Chewable Tablets and Oral Solution for the treatment of ADHD.

Eli Lilly's web sites for ADHD and Strattera and for adult ADHD.

Shire's web sites for ADHD and Adderall XR

McNeil's web sites for ADHD and Concerta

Novartis' websites for ADHD and Focalin, Ritalin and Ritalin LA.

See if you qualify for Free Medications

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National ADHD Authorities and Organizations

Daniel Amen, M.D.

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Edward Hallowell, M.D.

Sandy Maynard,M.A.

Terry Matlen, M.S.W.

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Patricia Quinn, M.D.

John Ratey, M.D.

Nancy Ratey, Ed.M., MCC

Sari Solden, M.A.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources (ADD Resources)

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 109
Plantation, FL 33317
(305) 587-3700
A nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorder and those who care for them. Through family support and advocacy, public and professional education and encouragement of scientific research, CH.A.D.D works to ensure that those with attention deficit disorder are given the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
ADDA Calls For Responsible Media Coverage of ADHD News agencies should provide reports
that are accurate, fair, and responsible when discussing ADHD issues.
Description: Articles, personal stories, interviews with ADD professionals, book reviews, and links to other ADD-related information - ADD/ADHD Online Support Group
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Online support group
Description: An online ADD/ADHD support group based in the UK. Contains information, news, events, and links

Attention Deficit Information Network (Ad-IN)
475 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
(617) 455-9895
Attention Deficit Information Network (ADIN) is a non-profit volunteer organization that offers support and information to families of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD), adults with ADD and professionals through an international network of 60 parent and adult chapters. Contact AD-IN for a list of chapters, as well as to receive cost information for information packets specifically designed for adults with ADD, parents or educators. AD-IN also provides information to those interested in starting a new local chapter, and serves as a resource for information on training programs and speakers for those who work with individuals with ADD.

ADD Warehouse
300 NW 70th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317
(800) 233-9273
Distributes books, tapes, videos, assessment on attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Center for Mental Health Services
Office of Consumer, Family, and Public Information
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-105
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2792
This national center, a component of the U.S. Public Health Service, provides a range of information on mental health, treatment, and support services.

Council for Exceptional Children
11920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
(703) 620-3660
Provides publications for educators. Can also provide referral to ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Clearinghouse for Handicapped and Gifted Children.

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-7710
Provides information, support, and referrals through federation chapters throughout the country. This national parent-run organization focuses on the needs of children with broad mental health problems.

HEATH Resource Center
American Council on Education
1 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 544-3284
A national clearinghouse on post-high school education for people with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 341-8077
Provides information and referral to state chapters, parent resources, and local support groups. Publishes news briefs and a professional journal.

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children

1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1032
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-3338
Provides referrals to private special education programs.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
99 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 687-7211
Provides referrals and resources. Publishes Their World magazine describing true stories on ways children and adults cope with LD.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
(800) 729-6686
Provides information on the risks of alcohol during pregnancy, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285
Publishes free, fact-filled newsletters. Arranges workshops. Advises parents on the laws entitling children with disabilities to special education and other services.

Sibling Information Network
A.J. Pappanikou Center
1776 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(203) 648-1205
Publishes a newsletter for and about siblings of children with special needs.

Tourette Syndrome Association
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 224-2999
State and local chapters provide national information, advocacy, research, and support.

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ADHD Books

Daredevils and Daydreamers : New Perspectives on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder , 1997 by Barbara D., Ph.D. Ingersoll A well-rounded book, dealing with the diagnostic process and also practical, real-world behavioral issues. 

Voices from Fatherhood : Fathers, Sons and AD/HD
by Patrick J. Kilcarr, Patricia O. Quinn 1997. Deals with the vital role that fathers can play in the facilitating the AD/HD child’s development. 

Hyperactivity: Why Won’t My Child Pay Attention? By Goldstein and Goldstein (1992) This book is useful for parents and also for teachers. It discusses how the traits of a hyperactive child may get him into trouble at school and make him the family scapegoat at home. It discusses parenting techniques and advocates multi-modal treatment.   

Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perceptive by Thom Hartmann (1993)
Mr. Hartmann has a unique view of AD/HD. He sees it as a valid cluster of personality traits that have only become problematic as our society has shifted to a more sedentary, detail-oriented lifestyle. He suggests that society should value people with AD/HD because their "action-oriented" style can be useful in the right situation or the right job. He advocates special learning environments for AD/HD children. This book raises the interesting question of how much an individual should conform to society and how much society should make efforts to accommodate individual differences.

The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent and Adult (Attention Deficit Disorder through the Life Span) by Paul Wender, MD (1987)
This was one of the earlier books to discuss criteria for diagnosing and treating AD/HD in older adolescents and adults. The publication of this book and related articles made it easier for child psychiatrists to continue to treat adolescents who had reached adulthood and to actually diagnose AD/HD in adults. Other physicians have since published broader criteria for the diagnosis of adult AD/HD. This can be heavy reading for the lay person.  

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? By Kelly and Ramundo (1993)
This book is useful for older adolescents, their parents, and for adults with ADHD. It gives practical, concrete information on how to organize one’s workspace, and how to manage a schedule. It is easy to read selected parts individually. The humorous illustrations are a plus. This is a good book for an AD/HD adolescent to take to college.  

Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distractions by Drs. Hallowell and Ratey .
These books present basic information about AD/HD in a user-friendly format. Answers is particularly good reading for adults with short attention spans because it presents material in short chunks. The books discuss both child and adult AD/HD issues, but the book is aimed at adults. Some adolescents could benefit from these books too.

Recommended ADHD Books A listing of the best books on ADHD developed by ADD Resources, ( a national non-profit group whose mission is to help people with ADHD achieve their full potential.

ADD/ADHD Books From ADDAdvisor

ADHD Books Helpful books on ADHD nutrition and diet, alternative treatments, homeopathic solutions and uplifting stories of ADHD.

ADD / ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Books - my largest list ( AD/HD ) Information on more than 80 books on ADD / ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder) in alphabetical order.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of ADD ADHD What is ADD ADHD? Learn more about the symptoms of ADD ADHD and the diagnostic process.

Recommended Books on ADHD | Psych Central Looking for a book to help you or a loved one better understand attention deficit disorder (ADHD)? We recommend the following: Driven To Distraction

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Autism and Asperger's Disorder Sites


Asperger and Autism Information by MAAP Services, Inc. - The Autism Source - A Global Information and Support Network Asperger and Autism informational site by MAAP Services A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of persons with Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Books on Asperger's

Books on Aspergers

The Best Aspergers Books As we travel this road we are looking for the best Asperger's Syndrome books we can find.  Read our reviews here. NIMH · Anxiety Disorders

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Helpful Links for Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America, ADAA, Triumph Over Anxiety, Find a Therapist

Resources for those suffering from or interested in learning more about generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and specific phobias.

Anxiety Attacks and Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Learn about the signs, symptoms, and types of anxiety attacks and disorders. Includes self-help tips and a guide to anxiety treatment options.

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