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ADHD Pages


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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Introduction to the ADHD Pages.

This site isn't just about AD/HD! ADHD is a medical label given to a person displaying a batch of symptoms that may well overlap with other medical conditions like; Aspergers Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, OCD and similar neurological differences. You may well get diagnosed with one of these conditions with one consultant only to find you get diagnosed with a different label by different consultant. While we are left wondering which condition we really have or do we have more than one?

This site has used the term "hidden impairments" to look at issues regardless to whether your diagnosed with AD/HD or something else. This site is not just looking at all the difficulties caused by having a medical condition! It's also trying to promote skills and talents we have too! Chris has ADHD and AS and from very early childhood he established brilliant drawing skills. Throughout this site you will see many drawings by Chris, you can also go direct to his "Cartoon Page" on this site. Hopefully this site will be highlighting more and more great skills people have with hidden impairments.

With ADHD there is much debate going on around access to medical support and whether drugs are right or not to use! However not so much attention is given to weather people with AD/HD are able to experience participating with society on equal terms. So this site is keen to look at equal opportunities (discrimination) issues that people with ADHD and similar neurological conditions may experience.

This site is; Attempting to open doors for people with hidden voices.

Andy Hayes ©
3rd January 2003

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ADHD related pages on this site.


Is like an Hidden Impairment or Invisible Disability.

From Assessment to Treatment:
Developing a Comprehensive Plan to Help Your Child with ADHD
by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Turning Negatives into Positives:
How sporting success can change the public perception of ADHD

Does Herbie have ADHD or are you like Herbie?
article by Andy Hayes

Proud and very positive about ADHD.
Young ADHD proud student wins hi2u "The Big #Award" 

ADHD – My labour of love.
By mother of a proud to be ADHD son.

Is there something wrong?
by Jill Curtis
How do you know if your child has an invisible disability, or not?

50 Tips On The Management of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Sometimes I come across an article that just makes good sense its like you can feel it in your bones! I believe these 50 tips without medication are so valuable. Just reading this can make you feel more confident about the future. Many thanks to; Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. for allowing this article to be displayed on this site. Andy 21st January 2003

Are the Comorbid Conditions of ADHD the Same Impairment?
This is an article written by Chris Hayes when he was 15 years old and then rewritten by him now he's 17 years old. It describes the common Neurological Impairments which are often comorbids of ADHD and puts them into 3 main groups. This article also talks about the way that all of these conditions are very strongly linked together.

Behavioural rewards
may mimic effects of medication for ADHD, say Nottingham academics. August 2005

How Ritalin Works For Me!
Andy, an adult who is diagnosed with ADHD, explains both the positive and negative experiences he has when using Ritalin medication.

I have suspected I had ADD for most of my life.
by Courtenay Miller

by Jan Assheton RGN RSCN

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Article by Babs, mother to an 8 year old with SPD.

4 ADHD Web Links
Links to sites centred around ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and similar neurological conditions.

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Support Groups

This site provides information about support groups generally centred around ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and similar neurological conditions. Some support groups may support other impairments or all disabled people.

The current groups listed are for England UK. However soon Scotland and Wales will be included. This site may consider listing international groups at some time in the future.

Support Groups.
Here you can find information about many local support groups. At present this is listing groups in England UK, soon Scotland UK and maybe international groups will also be considered.

Add Your Support Group
This link will take you to a page where you can fill in a form with details about your support group for consideration to be listed on this site.

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Poems and Personal Stories

by people with ADHD

ADHD has made me a stronger person.
by, Anonymous

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A classic ADHD book.

Understanding A.D.H.D. by;
Dr. Christopher Green and Dr. Kit Chee

Is a great classic book for learning about AD/HD. The book covers the basics along with looking at many issues around AD/HD in more depth. This book has been written in a very easy to understand format able to give you lots of knowledge and ideas for moving forward with.

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4 Interesting ADHD Pages on Other Web Sites.

Understanding Girls with AD/HD
This is an interesting page that perhaps sheds some light on why girls don't get their AD/HD symptoms recognised by society. This page is on the; SchwabLearning.org web site. A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences.


Known of an interesting web page for ADHD? Then why not tell "hi2u 4 people with hidden impairments", so it can be considered for listing here. This is not for listing web sites there is a separates AD/HD Links page for that. This is really for odd pages that have valuable information on an ADHD issue. E-mail information available on Contact_Info page

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