Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological disorder. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. Although individuals with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without appropriate identification and treatment, AD/HD can have serious consequences. These consequences may include school failure, depression, conduct disorder, failed relationships, and substance abuse. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. More about CHADD
Additude, the ADHD/LD Resource Directory is a fast growing, searchable directory that helps readers find a wide range of professionals, schools, camps, products and services. Search by name, keyword, category, or location. More about Additude
Susan Smalley is Co-Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics. Her research centers on identification of genetic and environmental factors contributing to childhood onset psychiatric disorders. The lab is conducting genome-wide approaches and candidate gene studies in families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder collected in the Greater Los Angeles area and Finland. Her lab is also actively involved in methodological development for identification of susceptibility genes underlying complex traits, particularly using SNP data. Her clinical work involves genetic counseling for psychiatric disorders in the Genetics Clinic at UCLA as well as the Tuberous Sclerosis clinic. See the UCLA website on how to partiapate in their study.
The website of Attention Deficit Disorder Resources has over 150 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for paren ts too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related websites. Includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1100 ADHD Service Providers listed as well as a National ADHD Events Calendar. Free monthly eNews available. More about ADD Resources