Web links: Child ADHD

May 1, 2008

Resources for child ADHD.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in children. For over a hundred years medical literature has been filled with case studies of impulsive boys unable to focus on the task at hand. Research showed many of these boys (and girls) weren't necessarily less bright than other children. They needed to be able to find ways to concentrate. New medications were one way; new study methods were another. No one knows what the causes of ADHD are- in fact, one theory says ADHD isn't a condition at all, just a personality aspect. These links give parents more information on ADHD, and how to help children with ADHD do their best in school and life.

ADD Warehouse: http://addwarehouse.com/
An e-commerce store with a large selection of medical and lay texts about ADHD.

ADHD: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/adhd/complete-publication.shtml
Information from the National Institute on Mental Health, one of the National Institutes of Health. Also printable as a PDF.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: http://www.add.org/
The non-profit ADDA was started in 1989 to aid adults with ADHD.

CDC's ADHDhome: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ADHD/
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: http://www.chadd.org/
A non-profit, founded in 1997, to help the families of those with ADHD. It currently has over 16,000 members in 200 locations.

Children Who Can't Pay Attention: http://www.aacap.org/page.ww?name=Children+Who+Can't+Pay+Attention/ADHD&section=Facts+for+Families
From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital's ADHD Collaborative: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/alpha/a/adhd/collaborative/default.htm
Trains health care providers about diagnosing and treating ADHD based on AAP guidelines.

Diagnosis ADHD in Elementary School Students: http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/wellness/info/news/48787.aspx/
An information page from the Children's Hospital of Denver.

Fidgity Philip: http://www.adhdstrategies.com/FidgityPhillip.asp
A children's story from 1845 by German physician Heinrich Hoffman, who is credited with "discovering" attention-deficit disorder.

Genome.gov's ADHD research: http://www.genome.gov/10004297/
From the National Human Genome Research Project.