Accompanying Conditions  ADD / ADHD / Learning Disabilities

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are diagnostic categories (labels).

ADHD is generally considered to be a neurobiological disorder. Researchers believe that the symptoms of ADHD are caused by chemicals in the brain not working properly. It is characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity and the inability to sustain focused attention.


Articles:

The ABC's of LD and ADD from the LDOnline website.

ADHD.com - an online community "for families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here you will find information, hope, support, and tips. We also want to listen -- to what works, what doesn't, and what particular challenges you have faced. Visit the Forums and share your thoughts and questions. There are many people listening...and helping!"

The ADHD e-BOOK by Martin L. Kutscher, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Frequently asked questions about ADD/ADHD



Books:

Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Books on ADHD/ADD

Books on Learning Disabilities

Organizations:

CHADD - "Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

Support::

ADHD.com support groups, resources and other information.

CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - national call center and chapter locator.

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