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Driven to Distraction, Edward M. Hallowell M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

One of the first books which described Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder as it affects real people. It is still one of the best books for beginners. Both authors have ADD. Very readable.

Answers to Distraction, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

This book is a compilation of the answers to the many questions that readers sent to the authors following the publication of Driven to Distraction.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Sari Solden, M.S., M.F.C.C.

Sari Solden herself has ADD and as a therapist she has treated and learned from many patients with ADD. This book covers the pain, the hope and the triumphs of women with ADD.

Shadow Syndromes, John J. Ratey, M.D. and Catherine Johnson, Ph.D.

The authors discuss the problems of people with mild forms of mental problems like depression, manic-depression, autism, OCD, and of course, ADD. While these people may function more or less normally, given time even a mild disorder can damage life and drain joy and hope. This book helps you discover how a mild difference in the brain can affect your life, and it points the way to brain management. Biology is not destiny.

A Mind at a Time, Mel Levine, M.D.

Dr. Levine is a pediatrician and learning specialist. Every brain is unique and no brain is perfect. He describes the brain in terms of eight neurodevelopmental systems and the links that make up each system. It may sound rather esoteric, but in fact this book is very accessible to the layman; it was on the New York Times Best Seller list for months. Every parent who is truly interested in child development should read it. See also the web site All Kinds of Minds.

Complete Guide to ADHD, Thom Hartmann

Brainstorms, H. Joseph Horacek, Jr.

Dr. Horacek discusses cases of children who have some ADHD like symptoms such as hyperactivity but do not conform to the diagnostic criteria. They also have associated problems which are not included under the ADHD label or any other diagnostic label. He lists some of these characteristics: distractable, oppositional, temper outbursts, meticulousness, emotional sensitivity, dysgraphia, and more. He has chosen the term "brainstorm" to give a name to the type of behavior exhibited by many of his patients. He discusses the effects of high and low levels of different neurotransmitters.

You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?, Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

This book is a classic in the literature for adults with ADD. Both authors and their children are affected, and they work in the professions of education and mental health where they have met many patients and clients with ADD. They wrote this book to describe the reality of adult life with ADD and to provide techniques and information for self management.

Healing ADD Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

The breakthrough program that allows you to see and heal the 6 types of ADD.

A Symphony in the Brain, Jim Robbins

This book tells the story of the struggles and promise of neurofeedback, a method for normalizing and enhancing brain functioning, a readable analysis of an exciting and complex field.



Additude describes itself as "The Happy, Healthy,Lifestyle Magazine for People with ADD. It's full of success stories, tips and general information about ADD. Monthly articles by doctors' suggest treatment for ADD ADHD children and adults!

Web Sites

Provides an extensive library of articles about AD/HD.  

This site of Daniel Amen's is an educational interactive WEb site geared to mental health and medical professionals, educators, students, and the general public. It contains a wealth of information to help you learn about the brain including a self-report test.  

All Kinds of Minds is a nonprofit institute created by Mel Levine for the understanding of differences in learning. Each month, this site explores different areas of learning and learning differences.  

A Resource For Women and Girls with Attention Deficit Disorders  

CHADD is a support group for parents and adults with ADHD. Their National Resource Center provides information in English and Spanish. is an online ADD/ADHD Support Group, providing information, news, active forums, free educational software and more, a truly international site showing support groups around the world.

ADD Resources  

ADD Resources has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for parents too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related websites. Includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1000 ADHD Service Providers listed. Free monthly eNews is available. Even more benefits with membership of $45/year.  

This site has lots of articles for all and a creative corner for your own poems, art work and stories.

Medication chart provided by A.D.D. Warehouse.

When you look at the chart, you'll see it throughly and clearly explains all the ADHD medications. Oh - and don't worry - there's no charge for the chart. A.D.D. Warehouse makes it available out of the goodness of their heart. Since the ADHD Medication Chart was put together by a physician, consider it a reliable source of information you can share with your doctor.


Thank you Ashley for finding this comprehensive site about ADHD.

Coaching for ADHD students EDGE Foundation

Edge Foundation's 2 year ADHD coaching study research demonstrates that ADHD students significantly benefit from receiving coaching using the JST ADHD coaching model used by Edge Foundation.


Senate Resolution Declares September 7th AD/HD Awareness Day!

Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. NIH Consens Statement Online 1998 Nov 16-18; [cited year, month, day]; 16(2): 1-37.  

Quantifying the Effectiveness of Coaching for College Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder College of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Abstract: Researchers from Wayne State University in Michigan conducted the study over two years in 10 universities and community colleges throughout the country and tracked the progress of 110 students with ADHD. It is the largest and most comprehensive study of ADHD coaching conducted to-date. The research team measured students. progress through both quantitative and qualitative analysis and determined that the Edge coaching model was highly effective in helping students improve executive functioning and related skills as measured by the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI;Weinstein & Palmer, 2002).

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