Table of Contents:
- An Introduction to ADHD
- Symptoms of ADHD
- Causes of ADHD
- How is ADHD diagnosed?
- Treatment of ADHD
- Additional Treatments for ADHD
- Living with ADHD
- ADHD in Adults
- Getting Help for ADHD
- Future Directions in ADHD
- Resources for ADHD
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Other Groups & Resources
Attention Deficit Information Network (Ad-IN)
475 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
Provides up-to-date information on current research,
regional meetings. Offers aid in finding solutions to practical
problems faced by adults and children with an attention
300 NW 70th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317
Distributes books, tapes, videos, assessment on attention
deficit hyperactivity disorders. A central location for ordering
many of the books listed above. Call for catalog.
Center for Mental Health Services
Office of Consumer, Family, and Public Information
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-105
Rockville, MD 20857
This national center, a component of the U.S. Public Health
Service, provides a range of information on mental health,
treatment, and support services.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
A major advocate and key information source for people
dealing with attention disorders. Sponsors support groups and
publishes two newsletters concerning attention disorders for
parents and professionals.
Council for Exceptional Children
11920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Provides publications for educators. Can also provide
referral to ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Clearinghouse for Handicapped and Gifted Children.
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Provides information, support, and referrals through
federation chapters throughout the country. This national
parent-run organization focuses on the needs of children with
broad mental health problems.
HEATH Resource Center
American Council on Education
1 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
A national clearinghouse on post-high school education for
people with disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Provides information and referral to state chapters, parent
resources, and local support groups. Publishes news briefs
and a professional journal.
National Association of Private Schools
for Exceptional Children
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1032
Washington, DC 20005
Provides referrals to private special education programs.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
99 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Provides referrals and resources. Publishes Their World
magazine describing true stories on ways children and adults cope
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
Provides information on the risks of alcohol during
pregnancy, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
National Information Center for Children
and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Publishes free, fact-filled newsletters. Arranges
workshops. Advises parents on the laws entitling children with
disabilities to special education and other services.
Sibling Information Network
A.J. Pappanikou Center
1776 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
Publishes a newsletter for and about siblings of children
with special needs.
Tourette Syndrome Association
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
State and local chapters provide national information,
advocacy, research, and support.
Introduction to ADD/ADHD
This article is based upon a brochure published by the National Institute of Mental Health.