ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Facts

Learn more about ADHD: what causes it, who has it, and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Treatment Of Children with Mental Illness -FAQ

This fact sheet addresses common questions about diagnosis and treatment options for children with mental illnesses. Disorders affecting children include: anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and eating disorders.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH

ADHD Treatment

Medicines used to treat attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are called psychostimulants. This document discusses ADHD medications, possible side affects, and how medications need to be taken.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

ADHD: What Parents Should Know

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the name of a group of behaviors found in many children and adults who may have trouble paying attention in school, at home or at work. Learn about symptoms, treatments, and how to help a child with ADHD.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Benefits For Children With Disabilities

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Review Date: Friday, February 01, 2013

Social Security Administration

Building Resilience in Children with Challenges

Children with learning disabilities lack the language,motor, and memory skills to easily negotiate everyday life, and can quickly sink into a defeatist frame of mind. This toolkit of values and strategies is designed to counteract the failure-focused attitudes commonly experienced by children with learning disabilities.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Find a Chapter: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD chapters provide support groups and other services in more than 225 communities across the country and offer a variety of activities that can truly make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Helping Children and Youth With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Systems of Care- (PDF)

This fact sheet provides basic information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and describes an approach to getting services and supports, called “systems of care.”

Review Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families. Learn about these services.

Review Date: Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

What is Hyperactivity?

This information helps children understand what it's like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD. Learn about the symptoms of ADHD, who gets ADHD and what happens when a kid has ADHD.

Review Date: Monday, March 04, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Women and ADHD

Learn about common symptoms and patterns of ADHD in adult women, treatment, and strategies for daily living.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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