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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADHD Page
A good place to begin searching the web for information about ADHD is the CDC webpage, maintained by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Try investigating the “Free Materials” link.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is one of the best-known organizations serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD sponsors research and an annual convention, assists practitioners and families with treatment, and advocates for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Their website offers a wide range of information and links including streaming videos and the National Resource Center on ADHD, a clearinghouse for ADHD research.
Consumer Reports: ADHD Medication Review
This interesting site provides the results of a detailed survey completed by Consumer Reports in 2012. It provides self-report data from families whose children use prescription medications to treat ADHD. Specifically, it provides information about the costs, effectiveness, and side effects of these mediations from the perspective of families that use them.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ADHD Resource Center
The ADHD Resource Center provides parents and practitioners with helpful information and tools. Under the Clinical Resources link, you will find the AACAP Practice Parameters for ADHD, as well as links to books, assessment tools, and information on medication.
National Institute of Mental Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The NIMH ADHD page has information on symptoms, risk factors, and treatments and links to information about how to join studies on ADHD.