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ADHD Awareness Month

It’s ADHD Awareness Month! Get in the Know!

Do you or your child have ADHD? October is your month! Get in the know about how ADHD affects everyday life, what effective treatments are available, and what you can do to share the facts on ADHD to improve the lives of people affected by it. People with ADHD have valuable contributions to make to our society. Keep reading for how you can help educate others about ADHD.

Support for you: ADHD Awareness at the Local Level

You don’t have to go it alone when your family is affected by ADHD. Joining a local ADHD group is an important way to find resources and support that can make a difference in your life. CHADD affiliate groups can be a great place to find what you need.

Were You Aware?

Stigma regarding ADHD hurts people who have the diagnosis, their families, and the community.

  • Several myths and misunderstandings regarding ADHD (for example that it isn’t a real disorder, it’s over-diagnosed, it’s caused by poor parenting, it reflects character flaws, etc.) create and continue stigma around the diagnosis and individuals who have it.

Ask the Expert

The Choice is in the Details: Medication Options for ADHD Featuring Max Wiznitzer, MD Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2-3 p.m.

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Medication is a proven treatment for ADHD. It can improve attention span and decrease distractibility and overactivity. These symptoms can be improved in over 80-90 percent of children and teens, and at least 70 percent of adults with ADHD. But how do you know if medication is right for you or your child? Max Wiznitzer, MD, will discuss ADHD medication choices during this Ask the Expert webinar, including the difference between stimulant and non-stimulant medication. You’ll learn how medications work, the benefits, and potential side effects of including it as part of your treatment plan. Dr. Wiznitzer is a pediatric neurologist in the Neurologic Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Wiznitzer is board certified in pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. His special interests include ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and behavioral disorders and pediatric neurology.

  • Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD

  • Video contest raises awareness about ADHD

  • Adult ADHD: A Gift For Your Work And Life

  • ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know

  • Air pollution and poverty stack the deck for ADHD

Read these and other articles in the ADHD in the News weekly digest.

There are a lot of apps for your smartphone to help you manage your ADHD symptoms. But which ones are really helpful? Our new slideshow, Apps for ADHD, has helpful suggestions for you to check out.

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