U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition resulting in symptoms of inability to maintain attention, impulsive behaviors and/or restlessness.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Treatment Of Children with Mental Illness -FAQ- (PDF)

This fact sheet addresses common questions about diagnosis and treatment options for children with mental illnesses. Disorders affecting children include: anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and eating disorders.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

ADHD Treatment

Medicines used to treat attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are called psychostimulants. This document discusses ADHD medications, possible side affects, and how medications need to be taken.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

ADHD: What Parents Should Know

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the name of a group of behaviors found in many children and adults who may have trouble paying attention in school, at home or at work. Learn about symptoms, treatments, and how to help a child with ADHD.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

This document reviews attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), its signs and treaments, and provides tips for parents and teachers.

Review Date: April 22, 2011

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Benefits For Children With Disabilities

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Social Security Administration

Building Resilience in Children with Challenges

Children with learning disabilities lack the language,motor, and memory skills to easily negotiate everyday life, and can quickly sink into a defeatist frame of mind. This toolkit of values and strategies is designed to counteract the failure-focused attitudes commonly experienced by children with learning disabilities.

Review Date: September 12, 2012

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Find a Chapter: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD chapters provide support groups and other services in more than 225 communities across the country and offer a variety of activities that can truly make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Helping Children and Youth With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Systems of Care- (PDF)

This fact sheet provides basic information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and describes an approach to getting services and supports, called “systems of care.”

Review Date: December 28, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families. Learn about these services.

Review Date: October 04, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

What is Hyperactivity?

This information helps children understand what it's like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD. Learn about the symptoms of ADHD, who gets ADHD and what happens when a kid has ADHD.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Women and ADHD

Learn about common symptoms and patterns of ADHD in adult women, treatment, and strategies for daily living.

Review Date: December 28, 2014

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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