Parents frequently report to me that their child has “ADD.” I find that it is necessary to explain that psychologists and psychiatrists no longer use that term. Further confusion is inevitable when they find out that their child’s actual diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – predominantly inattentive disorder, does not necessarily involve hyperactivity. The following suggested sites have a wealth of information about the symptoms of ADHD, its diagnostic features, and descriptions of the development and course of ADHD. They may be very helpful in understanding the difference between ADHD and learning disabilities.
Here are some of our favorite websites that describe the symptoms of ADHD:
TotallyADD.com provides expert advice on making informed choices about ADHD. Free webinars are offered on a variety of different ADHD-related topics so readers can stay informed with relevant information.
South County Child and Family features a comprehensive list of ADHD symptoms and includes parenting strategies and behavioral management tips for each ADHD diagnosis.
About.com‘s ADHD site compiles a variety of ADHD articles from the most recent publications as well as current treatment options.
Psych Central offers detailed information about childhood/teenage ADHD and shares useful links to a Frequently Asked Questions page and fact sheet.
The Mayo Clinic provides information about possible complications of ADHD. Resources and techniques are recommended for coping strategies, alternative medicine options, and lifestyle/home remedies.