There is a lot of information to be had out there so, pace yourself.
Some of my favorite ADD/ADHD sites:
The tagline for ADDitudeMag is “Living Well with Attention Deficit”. They cover everything related to ADD/ADHD for children and adults with loads of great articles which are quite detailed.
If you have been diagnosed with (or you suspect you have) ADD/ADHD, there is about a 50% chance that one or more of your children will also have ADD/ADHD. Not only is learning about ADD/ADHD important to potentially learning about your own child(ren), but can be a way to understand your own childhood.
CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. They offer support to individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. They have a lot of great articles for both children and adults.
Directly off the website: “Dr. Edward Hallowell and Melissa Orlov blog about marriage when one or both spouses has ADHD. What is it like? What are common themes in marriages with ADHD? What strategies can be used to improve these relationships? How can struggling couples get their marriages back on track so both partners can thrive?”
Those diagnosed with (or suspected of having)ADD/ADHD are twice as likely to end up in divorce court or in dead-end dating ruts. It’s not ADD/ADHD that breaks up a relationship, it is the person who does not own their diagnosis. Owning the diagnosis involves taking responsibility for making changes and learning skills to cope with the diagnosis and potentially committing to a medication regimen.
This website is a goldmine of all things ADD/ADHD – books to learn from and products to help you get things done.
Dr. Russell Barkley is an internationally recognized authority on ADD/ADHD in children and adults who has dedicated his career to widely disseminating science-based information about ADHD. Dr. Barkley is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Dr. Barkley is one of my favorite speakers – compassionate, knowledgeable, passionate, and sometimes opinionated. This man knows his stuff.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. They also provide resources to effectively impact legislation concerning ADD/ADHD and what the legislation says now about ADD/ADHD as a recognized disability.
Feel free to add your favorite ADD/ADHD websites in the comments below.