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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders among children. It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, perhaps as many as 2 million American children. Two to three times more boys than girls are affected. On the average, at least one child in every classroom in the United States needs help because of ADHD.


Internet Resources

Much of the current information about ADHD is available online. Below are some of the best web sites available. If you are looking for more websites on the topic, try using these terms when you do your search: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;"" Hyperactive Children"; and "Attention-Deficit Disordered Children."

ADD/ ADHD Information Library
www.newideas.net/
This comprehensive site provides information on all aspects of ADHD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (National Institute of Mental Health)
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/adhd.cfm
This site provides a wealth of information on ADHD including the symptoms, causes and where parents can get help
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php/id/3?
PHPSESSID=5572657b17bd60c672f011533bffd099
Provides an extensive list of web resources and information.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
www.add.org
This is the official website for the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

One A.D.D Place
www.oneaddplace.com/
A virtual neighborhood consolidating in ONE PLACE, information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), ADHD and Learning Disorders (LD)


Library Resources

Library books may be located in either the Children's or Adult area classified under the Dewey numbers 616.8589 or 618.9285. Information from magazine and newspaper articles can be found in your local library's database collection. Ask your librarian for more information on how to use these resources or visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html


Books

The A.D.D Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child by William Sears & Lynda Thompson.
This book provides parents with a highly positive, helpful guide to understanding and assisting the ADD child.

The ADHD- Autism Connection: a step toward more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment by Diane Kennedy.
This book discusses new insights on ADHD and autism, similarities in symptoms, misdiagnoses, etc.

The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents by Colleen Alexander-Roberts.
This book is filled with the experiences of hundreds of parents of ADHD children. ADHD is defined briefly, and the author provides insight into the diagnostic process. The author also focuses on management techniques that a family and child can utilize to survive everyday life.

The Attention Deficit Answer Book: The Best Medications and Parenting Strategies for Your Child by Alan Watchel.
The Attention Deficit Answer Book expertly guides readers step-by-step through the process of deciding how to best handle their child's particular case. In this comprehensive book, readers will discover: how to get an accurate diagnosis, how to select a specialist and how to determine the best medication for their child.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

Power Parenting for ADD/ADHD Children: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors by Grad L. Flick.
Provides essential information that parents can implement to help children with ADD/ADHD at home and at school. Includes an array of charts, forms, checklists, letters, activities, and games.

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