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Are you a parent of a child with ADHD?

A new website may offer some help

The website is a comprehensive resource on pediatric and adult ADHD. It houses valuable information on the disorder, its impact on families, medical help & support systems and parenting tips. The site will be updated with timely information with topics of interest and seasonal relevance.

ADHD is a serious disorder that affects 8 million adults and 3 to 7 percent of school age children in the United states. It manifests itself in levels of attention, concentration, activity, distractibility and impulsivity which can have serious life implications. ADHD children can be impulsive and inattentive, disrupting their performance in the classroom, extracurricular activities and social relationships.

The American Psychiatric Association estimates that about 60 percent of ADHD kids carry their symptoms into adulthood. Adults with untreated ADHD are more likely to be separated and divorced, under perform on the job and change jobs and/or get fired. Many ADHD adults that remain untreated do not advance on the job because of this as well.

Further, ADHD adults they are also at higher risk for substance abuse and motor vehicle accidents. By getting treatment and help, those living with ADHD can have a better quality of life, with greater success on the job, relationships, family interactions, and direction/focus in life activities. There is an adult screener for ADHD on their site.