ADHD

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ADD, Beyond the Myths This is a paper published by the U.S. Dept. of Education debunking some of the common misconceptions about ADD and what can be done for children with ADD.
A.D.D. Clinic-Attention Deficit Disorder A comprehensive (50 page) look at ADHD and it's 5 distinct variations. Informative topics include science and myths about ADHD, humor, and 7 pages on the use of stimulants to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Detailed information on the effectiveness of Retain, Dexedrine, Cylert, ADDerall and Desoxyn.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER Clinic  
 
This site looks at alternatives to drug therapy for coping with ADD. They discuss Homeopathy, Naturopathic medicine, herbal prescriptions, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. A wealth of practical information.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS "The "Just Say No To Drugs" campaign was aimed at discouraging children from experimenting with dangerous and addictive drugs such as amphetamine and Ritalin. Our society viewed with loathing those who "pushed" stimulant drugs on children. Yet today there are more children taking Ritalin and amphetamine from doctors than ever received them from the illegal pushers.
   
ADHD Facts Provides basic facts regarding ADD and gives important links to parent support groups and links to sites for adults with ADD/ADHD.
   
ADHD Owner's Manual The site includes tips for teachers and some educational interventions. It reviews public laws that state that a child must be educated according to his needs, which includes modification of traditional classroom programs to accommodate special needs. ADD qualifies as special needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER - Health World Online This site looks at alternatives to drug therapy for coping with ADD. They discuss Homeopathy, Naturopathic medicine, herbal prescriptions, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. A wealth of practical information.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS Teachers and parents can get insight into children with ADD/ADHD. It gives them 23 strategies for enhancing the self-esteem in an ADD child. Also, classroom strategies.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder This site is associated with the National Institutes of Health - "Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don't notice when someone speaks to you."
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a condition affecting children and adults that is characterized by problems with attention, impulsvity, and overactivity.  It affects more between 4-6 percent of schoolage children, and between 2-4 percent of adults."
   
Children and adults with ADD/ADD in the Classroom Tells how ADD is identified in the classroom and ways to structure a program to accommodate these children. At an average rate of 2 per classroom, all teachers must learn how to provide a learning environment for children with ADD. Good suggestions for teachers who need help and some behavior management techniques.
   
Information on ADD and ADHD A site with current information on children's rights at school, diagnosis criteria for ADD, and arguments for and against certain medications. Also has information on behavioral treatments which should always be preferential to taking drugs.
Internet Mental Health This site offers a comparison of the US and European definitions of ADHD. It also has a general information area regarding diagnosis and numerous ADD links.
   
Ritalin Information: Side effects and Cautions This site explores the inherent dangers of using this medicine to offset the symptoms of ADD. It looks at Press releases, doctor reports and a special investigative report.
   
What is ADHD (ADD)? "The official definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association is: ADHD is a disorder that can include a list of nine specific symptoms of inattention and nine symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity." This is a good site with a tremendous amount of information on this disorder that is causing increasing concern.