ADHD Awareness

According to ADHD Awareness, “the mission of ADHD Awareness Month is to educate the public about ADHD by disseminating reliable information based on the evidence of science and peer-reviewed research.” A coalition of three non-profit organizations in support of is mission include the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and Childrens and Adults with Attention-Deficity/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Visit the ADHD Awareness Month website to review expert ADHD information, find short videos and podcasts, along with a link to myths and facts about ADHD.

One podcast highlighted on the website is with Dr. Ellen B. Littman “Understanding Girls and Women with ADHD” hosted by CHADD. Girls and woman are increasingly being diagnosed with ADHD, yet, rates for diagnosis and treatment are still a fraction of the rates for boys. The podcast highlights the importance of recognizing the different ways ADHD may present in girls and the psychological risks that are impacted by ADHD. For individuals wondering if they might have ADHD, an ADHD Adult Self-Screener is available on the website. This tool is not meant to replace a diagnosis by a clinical evaluation, instead it is meant to be used as a possible starting point for a discussion with a trained healthcare professional. 

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