UK sources of information and / or support
Has an information leaflet on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADDISS is a national charity providing information support and training to both parents and professionals on ADHD. ADDISS are endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and are listed in their resource pack. All information is vetted by a professional body before being placed on the website.
This is a Family support group that helps familys and interested parties have a better understanding about ADD/ADHD.
For people interested in Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without Hyperactivity) in the United Kingdom.
A UK support group, providing info on Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder to the ADHD Community.
A U.K. based charity offering help and support to hyperactive children and their families.
The 'one-stop shop' for anything relating to Adult ADHD in the UK.
ADD-NI is a regional service based in the south of Belfast with the sole aim of promoting the needs of those affected by AD/HD in Northern Ireland.
Overactivity/Inattention - Responding helpfully to a child or young person who are overactive, inattentive or unable to concentrate.
Information from HandsOnScotland.
A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine (review).
A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.
Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.
Multi-professional assessment and on-going management of children, adolescents and a limited number of adults, with concentration problems, hyperactivity, behavioural, emotional, learning difficulties and/or suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
DANDA - Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association - for people with conditions such as Dyspraxia, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome. DANDA's mission statement is: "To see that adults with developmental neuro-diversity reach their full potential and play a full role in society".
OAASIS offers an information service to parents and professionals on all issues connected with special needs education for a range of conditions, including ADHD. Part of The Hesley Group which includes independent schools and colleges for children with conditions in the autistic spectrum and related disorders.
Website centred around ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment. This site is also Browse aloud enabled supporting people with reading difficulties. Designed and built by people with first hand experience of hidden impairments in the UK.
The Mental Health Foundation provides information on ADHD.
MIND, one of Britain's leading mental health charities, provides information about ADHD.
The charities aims are to provide a helpline for both sufferers and families of sufferers, to help fund research into new treatments, to help provide activities, which will help children suffering from ADHD to control aggression and generally help calm them, to help educate schools and public in being ADHD aware.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.
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