Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are neurological conditions. Research indicates that problems producing neurotransmitters in the frontal lobe and limbic portions of the brain may be the cause.

While commonly thought of in terms of their effect on children, it is now believed that ADD and ADHD may not be outgrown. Some studies suggest that as many as three-percent (3%) of adults may suffer from attention deficit disorders.

Behaviors in adults and children are similar: distractibility, lack of impulse control, problems with organizing or sequencing tasks, restlessness, and forgetfulness.

Sites submitted to this category must provide general information on or about ADD and/or ADHD.

Clinical articles and research, treatment information, personal pages, or support groups should be suggested to the appropriate subcategory. Submitting them here will only delay possible listing.

Information about this disorder in children for parents, teachers, and caregivers should be suggested to /Child_and_Adolescent/ADD_and_ADHD.

Clinical articles and research information for adults, related to ADD and ADHD, including causes, risk factors, co-existing conditions, and treatment.

As always, information contained in these articles is not intended to provide medical advice or replace personal consultation with a physician.

All sites or pages submitted to this category may be more technical in nature, but must contain information of use to adult sufferers, their families, spouses, and partners.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

This category is for sites presenting information, products, or services which aid in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Such treatments include, but are not limited to, psychotherapeutic, cognitive, herbal, nutritional and or behavioral methodologies.

Information must be mainly focused on alternative treatments for these disorders. It must not advocate orthodox prescription pharmaceutical drugs, such as Ritalin.

All sites submitted to this category must provide information for adults about the treatment of attention deficit disorders.

Websites providing treatment information for parents only, should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory in /Child_and_Adolescent/ADD_and_ADHD.

Find links to personal pages dealing specifically with the topic of attention deficit disorders in adults.

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Title: Name of Site or Author

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site.

Sites in this category serve the support needs of people living with ADD or ADHD.

These groups, communities, or meeting places provide an opportunity for people with a common experience (such as a condition or disease, or a care-giving role) to share their concerns, and to seek and offer information and advice.

Read each site's PRIVACY POLICY carefully, before providing personal information.

These sites are for educational and support purposes only. Please consult your doctor or other health care provider before making any lifestyle changes that may adversely affect your condition.

Sites listed here will represent support networks with a physical address and/or a web presence. Those with a physical address may also be submitted to the relevant Regional subcategory.

Support groups for parents only should be suggested to the appropriate subcategory in /Child_and_Adolescent/ADD_and_ADHD.

English language sites only. Please submit other language sites to the appropriate category in World.