Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (cont.)
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ADHD Support Groups and Counseling
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whether it affects an adult or a child, brings many challenges. People with ADHD can learn, achieve, succeed, and create a happy life for themselves with effort. But making changes is not always easy. Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to.
This is the purpose of support groups. Support groups consist of people in the same situation. They come together to help each other and to help themselves. Support groups provide reassurance, motivation, and inspiration. They help individuals see that their situation is not unique and not hopeless, and that gives them power. They also provide practical tips on coping with ADHD and navigating the medical, educational, and social systems that people will rely on for help for themselves or their child. Being in an ADHD support group is strongly recommended by most mental-health professionals.
Support groups meet in person, on the telephone, or on the Internet. To find a support group that works for you, contact the following organizations. You can also ask a health-care professional, behavioral therapist, education specialist, or look on the Internet.
For More Information on ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Dissemination Center for Children
With Disabilities (NICHCY)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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