ADHD Awareness Month: October 2013
Essential articles, expert Q&As, tools and checklists, and resources about ADHD and learning disabilities.
Get the Facts
Fact #1: The National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Society and the U.S. Department of Education, among other leading medical, psychological and educational organization, recognize attention deficit disorder as a real, legitimate diagnosis that affects more than 15 million Americans.
Fact #2: Despite all this, copious doubters continue to voice their skepticism about ADD/ADHD and its treatments.
Fact #3: ADDitude is here to help you stand up for yourself, speak intelligently about ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, and help others see this condition for what it is.
These resources are designed to help you do just that.
Knowledge Is Power
Change public opinion about ADHD with reader questions and expert answers from our archives.
7 Myths About ADD... Debunked!
The truth about seven mistaken beliefs about ADHD.
How to start a support group in your area.
Coping With Skeptics
11 answers to common misconceptions about ADD.
Myths About ADD/ADHD
Fight misinformation with the harsh light of truth.
Overcoming the ADHD Stigma
An expert psychologist shares his secrets for fighting ADD/ADHD stereotyping.
Speaking Up for ADHD
Three ways to help friends and family understand that ADHD is a real disorder with real symptoms and real solutions.
Tell the World About ADD
How to share your ADHD story — and why it’s so important.
Explaining ADHD to Doubters
"How can you prove to others that your ADHD behaviors and symptoms are not your choice but rather the cause of ADHD?"
Tools & Checklists
Everyday Ways to Be an ADHD Advocate
Help others understand ADHD.