ADDitude’s Editorial Process and Standards

ADDitude Magazine's Editorial Process and Standards

Our Editorial Mission

You trust us with your family’s health. And we do not take that trust lightly. Everything we do at ADDitude is designed to serve our readers with the most trustworthy, relevant, actionable information and advice from the most esteemed experts on ADHD, learning disorders, and comorbid conditions. This is our goal and our mission.

Our Expert Editorial Team

ADDitude’s Medical Review Panel and Scientific Advisory Board — together comprising more than 50 board-certified medical professionals — vets all scientific and medical content written by our broad team of experts, including leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD and comorbid conditions. Our internal editorial team comprises veteran editors and writers who scrutinize all new content and contributors. Our editors uphold our editorial standards and values and ensure that all contributions are both accurate and trustworthy.

Our Editorial Process

ADDitude’s success hinges on its reputation for creating high-quality, science-backed content that adheres to the highest editorial standards. Our content is created by qualified writers and medical professionals, fact-checked, and reviewed by leading clinical practitioners and researchers within the field of ADHD. In feature articles and timely news articles, we cite and link to the most recent, relevant research published by peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations. Following publication, our content is regularly revisited and updated for quality and reliability by our team of experts.

Our Editorial Standards

ADDitude’s team of writers and editors adheres to strict editorial standards and journalistic principles. Health guidance is thoroughly researched, and sources are vetted to ensure they are recent, authoritative, and credible. Our team relies on peer-reviewed studies, government organizations, medical associations, research institutions, and medical professionals for our sources. The studies, scientific papers, and statistics drawn upon are noted and linked in article footnotes.

All editorial content must meet the following standards:

Trustworthy: All published content is held to the highest quality standards, provides reliable information, and passes review by a member of our editorial team and/or medical advisory board.

Unbiased: ADDitude doesn’t take sides. We present a balanced view that considers alternative viewpoints when appropriate. An author’s financial disclosures or any potential conflicts of interests are made apparent.

Current: Our content is regularly updated for accuracy and to ensure it reflects current research and understandings.

Actionable: Our content provides practical guidance and next steps — from small changes recommended to improve readers’ physical and psychological wellbeing, to larger changes made in concert with consultation from a medical or mental health professional.

Through this process, we uphold our values of credibility, objectivity, and accuracy, and provide comprehensive guidance on how to live your happiest and healthiest life with ADHD.

Our Medical Review and Fact-Checking Standards

ADDitude’s team of board-certified medical professionals reviews articles, symptom tests, and webinars — bringing their unparalleled clinical experience, authority, and personal understanding of ADHD to bear. Our medical- and health-focused content is reviewed by a team of medical and mental health professionals or fact-checked by professional editors to ensure accuracy. Our medical advisory board comprises leading clinicians and researchers from a wide range of fields: from psychiatry and developmental pediatrics, to clinical psychology and neuroscience. Our consulting medical team are indispensable in helping us to guarantee balanced and trustworthy information.