WebMD’s ADHD Guide gives you the latest findings on how to self-manage ADHD symptoms. But if you want even more information, here are resources that can help you find it. There are a number of ADHD organizations on the Internet that can help you find out about topics such as learning disabilities, adult and adolescent ADHD, the latest clinical trials, and advocacy groups for people with ADHD.
One of these is CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). CHADD is a leading nonprofit organization with local chapters throughout the U.S. At CHADD’s website, you can find strong social support by connecting with others affected by ADHD. Plus, you can search for a local chapter of CHADD that may be near you. This is one way to get involved with others who live with ADHD in the family.
Many people mistakenly believe that ADHD is a problem seen only childhood -- one that children "grow out of." Yet, about half of those who had ADHD in childhood -- nearly 5% of Americans -- continue to have it into adulthood.
The inattentiveness and difficulty finishing tasks that made it tough for children to sit still in school can evolve into self-esteem issues, trouble holding down a job, and substance abuse problems. These symptoms of adult ADHD can also put a real strain on relationships.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association’s website can broaden your understanding of the ADHD family. Here, you’ll find information on how ADHD is a “lifelong condition.” At this website, you can search for information on adult and adolescent ADHD and its management. You can find a local support group in your town or attend a teleclass on coping with ADHD. You can also learn more about upcoming ADHD conferences.
ADHDAware is another not-for-profit organization that provides support and information on ADHD in children, and adolescents for families. It sponsors seminars and workshops to provide information, increase public and professional understanding regarding the diagnosis and effective treatment, and to decrease social stigmas associated with ADHD.
The American Psychiatric Association provides information on common mental health concerns. That includes information about signs and symptoms of mental disorders, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated. At the American Psychiatric Association’s website, you can do a search for specific facts about ADHD. You can read in-depth information about common mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. You can even locate a psychiatrist in your town.
For more insight, tips, and articles on emotional well-being, the American Psychological Association’s website has a wealth of topics you can review. You’ll also find links to help you locate a psychologist. You can search on this website for topics such as addictions, ADHD, anger, anxiety, bullying, and other pertinent emotional health issues.
Take some time today and check out the following websites as you seek ways to live well with ADHD.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Phone: (800) 233-4050 http://chadd.org