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What should I do if I think I or someone I know has ADHD?

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If you think you or someone you care about has adult ADHD, the first thing you should do is learn about the disorder and how it’s diagnosed.

You can start by looking over free online resources from organizations like Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and the National Center on ADHD. These sites can help you find local doctors, and support groups where you can meet people facing similar issues. You can also find out how to get tested for the condition.

SOURCES:

Arthur Robin, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; chief of psychology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Steven Safren, PhD, associate professor, Harvard Medical School; director of behavioral medicine, department of psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital.

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Marriage and partnerships.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine.”

Eakin L. , August 2004. Journal of Attention Disorders

National Resource Center on ADHD.

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

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthur Robin, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; chief of psychology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Steven Safren, PhD, associate professor, Harvard Medical School; director of behavioral medicine, department of psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital.

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Marriage and partnerships.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine.”

Eakin L. , August 2004. Journal of Attention Disorders

National Resource Center on ADHD.

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

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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