Parents need to be well informed about ADHD and how it can effect their child as well as what they can do to help their child experience a happy, successful childhood. The articles below are easily available on the internet and provide comprehensive and practical information from reliable sources.
ONE CAVEAT: There is a lot of misinformation on the internet on ADHD from mostly well intentioned individuals which can be extremely confusing and misleading. Parents are strongly advised to only accept information from reliable sources. Before you believe what you see much more before you follow any advice or buy products check it out against information from well recognized Support Organizations or with your child’s physician, mental health professional or school.
ADHD Treatment Guidelines from Professional Organizations:
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of the School-Aged Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Practice Parameter For The Assessment And Treatment Of Children And Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Information on ADHD from Government and Professional Organizations:
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): Children Who Can’t Pay Attention/ADHD
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) -ADHD: What Parents Should Know
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page
Reliable Sources for News about ADHD:
- Medical News Today – ADHD News (Updated Daily)
- Medicine Net, Inc - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)(ADD)