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What is ADHD? Nine Websites that explain Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Diagnosing ADHD can be tough and once a diagnosis is discovered, the next steps are crucial. For this reason we have compiled an eight part series on ADD/ADHD. Over the next seven weeks we will be providing you with over 100 ADD/ADHD resources in a series of weekly blog posts.

The ADD/ADHD Resource Series

  1. What is ADHD? Nine Websites that explain Attention (Hyperactivity) Deficit Disorder
  2. Seven Organizations that provide support for individuals with ADD/ADHD
  3. 10 ADD/ADHD Blogs and Forums you should follow
  4. 20 ADD/ADHD Books and Videos you should read and watch
  5. 10 Recreational Programs, Camps and Schools for children with ADD/ADHD
  6. 10 Toy Stores that provide great activities for Children with ADD/ADHD
  7. 30 ADD/ADHD Resources you should follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!
  8. 20 APPS that can help individuals with ADD/ADHD

Nine Websites that explain ADD & ADHD

If a child or family member was recently diagnosed with ADD or ADHD the first thing you will want to do is learn more about it. These sites will give you the basics of ADD/ADHD and give you a better understanding of the condition

1. Centers for Disease Control CDC-Logo

CDC aims to give an overview on ADD/ADHD by providing: Basic information, data and statistics, research, scientific articles, recommendations, education and training, videos, and free materials.

2. Web MD webMD_1

Web MD provides basic information about ADD/ADHD and breaks it into the following sections: overview & facts, symptoms & types, diagnosis & tests, treatments & care, and finding help.

Mayo Clinic3. Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic provides the basic overview of ADD/ADHD and also adds in these categories: emotional support, how to prepare for appointments, prevention, and alternative medicine options.

4. National Institute of Mental Health NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health provides information regarding the causes, treatments, and clinical trials of ADHD. It also gives some advice on living with ADHD.

5. Psych Central

PsychCentralLogo_0Psych Central walks you through the diagnosis process of ADD/ADHD, as well as provides you with information regarding problems related to ADD/ADHD, treatment options, and many more resources to help you navigate ADD/ADHD, so you know you are not alone.

6. Healthline

healthlineHealthline helps you assess symptoms, provides treatment support, publishes recent news articles and current research. It also addresses ADHD in adults as well as children.

7. KidsHealth

Kids-HealthKidsHealth is a great site that provides a simple explanation of ADD/ADHD that is easy for people of all ages to understand. This is great if you are just looking for some basic facts.


About.comThe ADD/ADHD section of gives an overview of ADD and ADHD and links to more resources. has categories on understandig ADD/ADHD, the signs and symptoms, related conditions, research studies, and much more.

9. Wikipedia

WikipediaWikipedia provides a detailed explanation of ADHD and organizes its information into 13 Sections. The main sections include the cause, The structure of ADHD in the brain, the diagnosis, management of adhd, and the prognosis.

WRITTEN ON March 31, 2014 BY:

Tzvi Schectman

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+