What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
For more information, check out the Symptoms and Diagnosis guide from CDC here.
ADHD in adulthood
ADHD in relationships
So you or your child has ADHD.... What's the next step?
Now that you have discovered that you or your child has ADHD, the nest step is to create an individualized treatment plan. Treatment options include psychotherapy and medication. Together with your psychologist you can discuss the different methods for counseling and behavior management at home. Some of the common treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness training, parent training, behavioral training/rewards system at home, and diet and exercise.
For more information about medication management,
- A Parents' Guide to ADHD (From Montana University) (pdf)
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) (www.chadd.org): CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
- A great resource for those with ADHD as well as their families: https://www.additudemag.com/
- Attention Deficit Disorder Resources (www.addresources.org): A member driven non–profit organization that has produces a website with a wealth of resources, including articles, lists of books, links to websites, and a searchable database of professionals and support groups across the country.
- National Attention Deficit Disorder Association: (www.add.org). This website has a wealth of resources, including a searchable directory of support groups and professionals.
- Study Guides & Strategies (www.studygs.net)