Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a long-term condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. Individuals with ADHD have difficulty maintaining attention and have agitated, hyperexcited and impulsive behavior. Although some individuals never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms, they can learn strategies to be successful. There is no cure, but there are treatments such as medication and behavioral interventions that can help a great deal with symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" for support, advocacy or research.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

Our mission is to help those with ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support, and networking opportunities

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012

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CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) improves the lives of people affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. Founded in 1987, CHADD has over 12,000 members in 200 local chapters around the country which offer support for parents, adults with ADHD, educators, professionals, and others. CHADD is a membership organization (various levels of membership available), produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual international conference. CHADD offers the seven-week Parent-to-Parent education program and operates the CDC-funded National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC; www.help4adhd.org) as the national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about all aspects ADHD. Contact information for all local chapters is available online or through the National Resource Center.

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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National Resource Center on ADHD

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC): A Program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with ADHD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives. Although individuals living with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. Recognizing this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a Public Health Perspective Conference on AD/HD in Atlanta in 1999. A public health research agenda was developed that included the need to establish a national resource center that provides accurate an

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" for support, advocacy or research.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

Our mission is to help those with ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support, and networking opportunities

http://www.addresources.org

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012

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CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) improves the lives of people affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. Founded in 1987, CHADD has over 12,000 members in 200 local chapters around the country which offer support for parents, adults with ADHD, educators, professionals, and others. CHADD is a membership organization (various levels of membership available), produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual international conference. CHADD offers the seven-week Parent-to-Parent education program and operates the CDC-funded National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC; www.help4adhd.org) as the national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about all aspects ADHD. Contact information for all local chapters is available online or through the National Resource Center.

http://www.chadd.org

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

http://www.nami.org

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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National Resource Center on ADHD

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC): A Program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with ADHD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives. Although individuals living with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. Recognizing this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a Public Health Perspective Conference on AD/HD in Atlanta in 1999. A public health research agenda was developed that included the need to establish a national resource center that provides accurate an

http://www.help4adhd.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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General Resources

National Resource Center on ADHD

CHADD runs the CDC-funded National Resource Center on ADHD as the nation's clearinhouse for science-based information about all aspects of ADHD and related condtions.

Updated 21 Dec 2012

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

An online resource center for individuals and families on ADHD symptoms, causes, treatment and recovery supports for all ages.

Updated 29 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Long-acting methylphenidate formulations in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review of head-to-head studies.
 

Author(s): David Coghill, Tobias Banaschewski, Alessandro Zuddas, Antonio Pelaz, Antonella Gagliano, Manfred Doepfner

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The stimulant methylphenidate (MPH) has been a mainstay of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for many years. Owing to the short half-life and the issues associated with multiple daily dosing of immediate-release MPH formulations, a new generation of long-acting ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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[Genomic endophenotypes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder].
 

Author(s): Alberto Fernández-Jaén, Daniel Martín Fernández-Mayoralas, Beatriz Calleja-Pérez, Nuria Muñoz-Jareño, Sonia López-Arribas

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2012 Feb;54 Suppl 1():S81-7.

 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a remarkably heterogeneous neurobiological disorder. This characteristic is aetiologically mediated by genetic and environmental factors. Numerous studies have shown that different genes play a moderate but complex role in the aetiology ...

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

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A Double-Blind Comparison of Naltrexone and Placebo in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: ADHD; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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The Effect of Methylphenidate Treatment in Familial Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Combined Type; ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type; ADHD Predominantly Hyperactivity Type; ADHD-not Other Specified

 

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2012

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Medication Integration in Treatment of Comorbid Adolescent Substance Users/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Attention Deficit Disorder

 

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2012

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