ADHD Organizations

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on June 07, 2019

Looking for more information on ADHD? Try these organizations.

American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The academy has special sections with information for families and medical professionals. It offers updated guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

This association can broaden your understanding of the disorder. It offers resources to help you manage ADHD and find local support groups. You can also attend a tele-class and get details about upcoming ADHD conferences.

American Psychological Association

This group's web site covers addictions, ADHD, anger, anxiety, bullying, medication, and other emotional health issues. You’ll also find links to help you locate a psychologist in your area.

American Psychiatric Association

Here you can search for facts about mental health problems common with ADHD. You can read in-depth information about anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. You can locate a psychiatrist in your town through the site, too.

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

This is a leading nonprofit organization with chapters throughout the U.S. At CHADD’s web site, you can find social support by connecting with others affected by ADHD. You can search for a local chapter of CHADD to connect with other families near you living with ADHD.


National Resource Center on ADHD

This center calls itself “the nation’s clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.” It has everything from information on medication and treatment, to tips on legal and insurance issues.n

National Institute of Mental Health

This government agency provides detailed information about ADHD, including statistics, symptoms and diagnosis. It also lists clinical trials that are available, and free written and media resources about ADHD. 


The CDC provides basic information about ADHD, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. It also discusses ADHD in children and the resources they need to succeed at home and in school. 

ADHD CME Faculty

This organization is a resource for the public as well as health care professionals who need to be educated about ADHD in adults. While providing overall information, it also offers continuing medical education to doctors and other health care professionals to help them diagnose and manage ADHD.

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