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National Resource Center on ADHD

The nation's clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Need assistance? Our information specialists can help: 800-233-4050 or online.

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See all What We Know sheets and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

What is ADHD? Here's the first in a series of videos prepared by the staff of the National Resource Center on ADHD. Solid information that's Accurate -- Clear -- Direct!
Ask the Expert: Join us on Oct. 17 (3:00-4:00pm ET) for ADHD and ODD in Children. Expert Barbara Howard, MD will provide an overview and take your questions. Information on our most recent chat on Ready for Take-Off: Preparing teens with ADHD and Learning Disabilities for College, featuring Theresa Maitland, PhD, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, can be found here.  

The following webinar recordings are available to the public. CHADD members have access to transcripts and recordings from all previous chats.

See our chat schedule for information on upcoming chats.

NRC Library now has over 6,000 records! Search for books, scientific articles and other materials -- all on ADHD! FAQs and statements of interest:

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If you don't find the answers you are looking for, call us at 1-800-233-4050 or click on Ask a question about ADHD, found on every page of this site. Your question will be directed to one of our knowledgeable Health Information Specialists for response.

The National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD). The NRC provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U38DD000335-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

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Latest News:

News September 13, 2012:  CDC releases key findings from ADHD PLAY study.

June 2012:  FDA updates safety guidelines for Strattera (atomoxetine) use in individuals with cardiovascular disorders

May 29, 2012: FDA warning on counterfeit Adderall.

March 12-16, 2012: Brain Awareness Week raises awareness of the benefits of brain research.

Feb 7, 2012: FDA Approves Vyvanse for Treatment in Adults

Dec. 15, 2011:  HHS updates information, progress on reducing drug shortages

Dec. 12, 2011: FDA updates Safety Review on ADHD medications and cardiovascular risks

Nov. 16, 2011:  FDA's new page on ADHD lists NRC as a resource

Nov. 14, 2011:  Some ADHD medication shortages continue, says FDA

Oct. 31, 2011: President Issues Executive Order: Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages

Oct. 17, 2011: American Academy of Pediatrics releases new Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents.

Aug. 22, 2011: CDC reports ADHD data from National Health Interview Study (1998-2009).

July 2011:  ADHD cited in first ever World Report on Disability issued by World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank

May 23, 2011: Article in Pediatrics, authored by some of CHADD's CDC colleagues, documents rise of ADHD, other developmental disabilities. See CNN interview with lead author Dr. Coleen Boyle.

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