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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Synonyms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Hyperkinetic Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • ADD, combined type
  • ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type
  • ADHD, predominantly inattentive type


General Discussion
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder of childhood characterized by short attention span, excessive impulsiveness, and inappropriate hyperactivity. Symptoms of hyeractivity, impulsivity, and inattentive behavior must have been present before the age of seven years and caused impairment in two or more social, academic, or occupational settings. The exact cause of ADHD is not known.

Organizations related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    P.O. Box 543
    Pottstown PA 19464
    Phone #: 484-945-2101
    800 #: --
    e-mail: mail@add.org
    Home page: http://www.add.org
  • CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    8181 Professional Place
    Landover MD 20785
    Phone #: 302-306-7070
    800 #: 800-233-4050
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.chadd.org
  • College Internship Program
    18 Park Street
    Lee MA 01238
    Phone #: 510-704-4476
    800 #: 877-566-9247
    e-mail: admissions@berkshirecenter.org
    Home page: http://www.collegeinternship
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
    4156 Library Road
    Pittsburgh PA 15234-1349
    Phone #: 412-341-1515
    800 #: 888-300-6710
    e-mail: info@ldaamerica.org
    Home page: http://www.ldaamerica.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
    6001 Executive Blvd
    Rockville MD 20892-9663
    Phone #: 301-443-4513
    800 #: --
    e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    Colonial Place Three
    Arlington VA 22201-3042
    Phone #: 703-524-7600
    800 #: 800-999-6264
    e-mail: membership@nami.org
    Home page: http://www.nami.org
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    381 Park Avenue South
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: 212-545-7510
    800 #: 888-575-7373
    e-mail: help@ncld.org
    Home page: http://www.ld.org
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    31 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-2540
    Phone #: 301-496-5751
    800 #: 800-352-9424
    e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
  • National Mental Health Association
    2001 North Beauregard Street
    Alexandria VA 22311
    Phone #: 703-684-7722
    800 #: 800-969-6642
    e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
    Home page: http://www.nmha.org
  • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
    1211 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
    Phone #: 215-751-1810
    800 #: 800-553-4539
    e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
    Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org
  • National Network of Learning-Disabled Adults, Inc.
    c/o Bill Butler P.O. Box 32611
    Phoenix AZ 85064-2611
    Phone #: 602-941-5112
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: N/A
  • Organization For Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
    PO Box 772
    Preston Intl PR3 6WW
    Phone #: 012-53 - 790000
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: Janet.oacs@btinternet.com
    Home page: http://www.oacs-uk.co.uk/
  • PHP - Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
    3041 Olcott Street
    Santa Clara CA 95054-3222
    Phone #: 408-727-5775
    800 #: 866-747-4040
    e-mail: info@php.com
    Home page: http://www.php.com
  • R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)
    3527 Fortuna Ranch Rd
    Encinitas CA 92024
    Phone #: 858-395-5421
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@celiackids.com
    Home page: http://www.celiackids.com
  • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
    1010 Wayne Ave
    Silver Spring MD 20910
    Phone #: 301-565-3842
    800 #: 800-433-5255
    e-mail: info@thearc.org
    Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



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