Other Names
Associated Disorders


ADHD Symptoms and Diagnosis- CDC

ADHD Resources and Attitude Magazine

ADHD Resources- 

ADD Resource Center

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

WebMD ADHD Community

ADHD Self Assessment WebMD

ADHD Interpreted (ADHD and Asperger’s)

Child Mind Institute

ADDA Library Blog

Easing ADHD Meds- by APA author Rebecca A Clay

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

American Psychological Association APA

Top ADHD Resources–Very Well Mind

NIMH- ADHD resources

Understanding ADHD- Healthy

ADHD- LDA America

ADHD Articles -MDlinx

ADDitude Magazine: Inside the ADHD Mind

ADHD Books

Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD– by J. Russell Ramsay PhD

Get Ready for Jetty!: My Journal About ADHD and Me– by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by Sandra Kimbell

ADHD and Education

Effects of ADHD on Executive Functioning in College Students Podcast by APA educators- Drs. Lisa Weyandt, Arthur Anastopoulos, and George DuPaul

Stimulants Boost Achievement in ADHD Teens- by APA author Siri Carpenter

Homeschool Tips for Students with ADHD- by Colleen Kessler

ADHD at a Distance: How Can We Best Meet the Needs of Families with ADHD While Learning at Home- by Dr. Mark Bertin

Closing the Gaps in Distance Learning: Strategies to Meet Educators’ Toughest Challenges- by Matthew Yellin, ED.M.

The IEP Center

How to Find a Special Education Advocate

Special Education Support Center SESC- Advocacy Organizations

Resources for Adults with ADHD

Resources for Adults with ADHD

ADHD Symptoms- ADHD Adulthood

ADHD Symptoms in Adults- by Vyvanse*

Career and Employment Resources for People- With Disabilities- Fiscal Tiger 

Girls and Women with ADHD Resources

Gender Differences in ADHD/Girls with ADHD- APA

Girls with ADHD At Risk for Self-Injury, Suicide Attempts As Young Adults, Says New Research- by APA

Ellen Littman Brings Attention to Women with ADHD

ADHD Resources for Medical Professionals and Educators

ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

ADHD at a Distance: How Can We Best Meet the Needs of Families with ADHD While Learning at Home by Dr. Mark Bertin

ADHD- Genetics Resources

Elucidating X Chromosome Influences on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Function- by NCBI authors Tamar Green et. al.

Video Resources

ADHD Symptoms

  • Inattention
    • lack of “close attention to details or making careless mistakes in schoolwork”
    • Trouble paying attention to activities or tasks
    • Trouble listening
    • Lake of follow through wen given instructions and loses focus and side-tracked
    • “Trouble organizing tasks and activities”
    • Avoids, dislikes or is reluctant to do tasks that require mental effort over time.
    • Misplaces items necessary to complete tasks
    • “Is often easily distracted”
    • “Is often forgetful in daily activities”
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
    • Has trouble sitting still and squirms and fidgets
    • Feeling of restlessness, being active when it is inappropriate
    • Trouble playing quietly
    • excessively talkative
    • blurts out answers before the question is finished
    • Difficulty turn taking
    • Interrupts and/or intrudes on others.
  • Other Symptoms
    • possibility of a slightly lower IQ (as found by Kuntsi et al. (2014) referenced by OMIM)

Physiological Symptoms Found by Genetics Research

  • Lower cerebral glucose metabolism
  • Reduced glucose metabolism was found in the premotor cortex and superior prefrontal cortex

ADHD Symptoms in Adulthood

  • Inattention
    • Make careless mistakes
    • Lack attention to detail
    • Trouble paying attention
    • Trouble organizing tasks
    • Difficulty listening
    • Loses items necessary for a task
    • Lack of follow through and task completion
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
    • Trouble sitting still.
    • Excessive talking
    • Leaves seat when expected to remain seated
    • Blurts out answers prematurely
    • Difficulty taking turns and waiting in line
    • Extreme restlessness
    • Unable to preform quiet leisure activities
    • Interrupts and intrudes on others
    • Always on the go

ADHD Symptoms in Girls and Women

  • Girls tend to have more attention-deficit symptoms and less if any hyperactive symptoms.
  • Girls with ADHD are often overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype of a “hyperactive little boy.”
  • Symptoms And Complications For Girls With ADHD Also Include:
    • Low self-esteem
    • Underachievement
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Engaging in risky behaviors such as smoking and unprotected sex.
    • Inattentive symptoms that carry into adulthood
    • Likelihood of having children with ADHD

Subtypes of ADHD

Combined Presentation: Symptoms that fit the criteria of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.

Predominately Inattentive Presentation: Symptoms that fit the criteria of inattention but not hyperactivity-impulsivity.

Predominately Hyperactive-Impulsive presentation: Symptoms that fit the criteria for hyperactivity-impulsivity, but not inattention.

-Source: CDC

Other Names for ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is the former term used for ADHD

ADHD Associated Disorders

ADHD Causes

Genetic Causes

One study referenced by OMIM found that approximately 25% of cases of ADHD may be inherited some of these inherited genetic mutations include.

  • Mutation of the TPH2 Gene on Chromosome 12q21; ADHD7
  • ADHD1 on a 12-cM, and 7-Mb regions of Chromosome 16p13
    • this region is also linked to Autism
  • ADHD2 on chromosome 17p11
  • ADHD3 on chromosome 6q12
  • ADHD4 on Chromosome 5p13
  • ADHD5 on Chromosome 2q21.1
  • ADHD6 on 13q12.11
  • Mutation of the q leg of Chromosome 15
    • this region is also linked to reading disorders and Autism
  • Pleiotropic effects of QTL on the Chromosome 6p gene DYX2
  • Pericentric inversion of Chromosome 3p14:q21 genes DOCK3 and SLC9A9
    • this region is also linked to intellectual disabilities
  • Mutation of Chromosome 4q13.2
  • Mutation of Chromosome 5q33.3
  • Mutation of Chromosome 8q11.23
  • Mutation of Chromosome 11q22

  • X-linked

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