Department of Psychiatry

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resources

The recognition of ADHD as an explanation for the problems with conduct and learning efficiency that many school-aged children struggle with has gained increased acceptance. It is estimated that between 2-7% of school-aged children have ADHD. Effective medical treatments (amphetamines, antidepressants and newer non-amphetamine stimulant-like medications) and behavioral treatments are now offered by both pediatric and mental health providers. In recent years, we have discovered that some adults who had ADHD as children struggle with residual symptoms that impair adult role function and learning. Some of these adults are candidates for medical and behavioral treatments as well. Critics correctly warn against overly liberal use of the diagnosis and over zealous treatment of problem behaviors and personalities under the rubric of ADHD.

The websites offered here are selected as starting points for clinicians, educators, patients and loved ones to learn more about ADHD, research in the field and the best practices in treatment and support for those affected by the disorder. The sites have been selected as reliable sources of information, but we cannot say that all the information contained within any one website is currently accurate.

We hope you will find this site a helpful gateway to the world of information about ADHD available on the internet.