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- What are the signs and symptoms of childhood ADHD?
- What should parents do if they suspect their child has ADHD?
- What are the causes of childhood ADHD?
- What should parents of children with ADHD expect from their child?
- What type of medical specialist can help diagnose and treat a child with ADHD?
- What treatment options exist for a child with ADHD? How can parents help their child with ADHD?
- What are the risks of the use of stimulant medication and other treatments?
- What are other therapeutic approaches for children with ADHD?
- Is childhood ADHD on the rise?
- What is the outlook for a child with ADHD?
- What can parents of children with ADHD do to help themselves?
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What can parents of children with ADHD do to help themselves?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whether it affects an adult or a child brings many challenges. People with ADHD can learn, achieve, succeed, and create a happy life for themselves with effort. But making changes is not always easy. Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to.
This is the purpose of support groups. Support groups consist of people in the same situation. They come together to help each other and to help themselves. Support groups provide reassurance, motivation, and inspiration. They help individuals see that their situation is not unique and not hopeless, and that gives them power. They also provide practical tips on coping with ADHD and navigating the medical, educational, and social systems that people will rely on for help for themselves or their child. Being in an ADHD support group is strongly recommended by most mental-health professionals.
Support groups meet in person, on the telephone, or on the Internet. To find a support group, contact the following organizations. They also serve as an excellent source of accurate information about ADHD. Ask a health-care professional, behavioral therapist, education specialist, or look on the Internet.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Learning Disabilities Association of America
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 5th Ed (DSM-V). Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Association, 2010.
United States. National Institute of Mental Health. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml>.
Wilms Floet, Anna Maria, Cathy Scheiner, and Linda Grossman. "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder." Pediatrics in Review 31.2 Feb. 2010: 56-68.