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A Nurse's ADHD Resource Library

 

ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental health condition that may be diagnosed in children or adults, so it's important that it be included in education for nurses who work with patients of all ages. Understanding the symptoms can make it easier to diagnose, and once ADHD is diagnosed by a professional, it's easier to get a handle on it thanks to medication, therapy, and helpful tools.

ADHD Support Resources

ADDA

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association is an organization dedicated to helping adults with ADD learn more about how to take charge of their lives through articles, webinars, and more.

APSARD

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders is a multi-disciplinary professional organization with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their family members.

ADHD Federation

The World Federation of ADHD brings together professional communities and regional ADHD associations to disseminate education and advocate for patients and their families.

LD Resources Foundation

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people affected by specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, and ADHD.

NAMI: ADHD

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization and provides information on ADHD in order to help Americans learn how to manage this disorder.

American Psychiatric Association: Help With ADHD

The American Psychiatric Association is the premier psychiatric organization that aims to advance mental health as a part of general health and well-being.

Resources for Children, Parents, and Educators

Planning Ahead for Summertime With ADHD

Structure and routines are important for children with ADHD, which can make summertime difficult, as it's often relaxed and unstructured. This page offers tips for creating activities and routines for kids to help manage their ADHD.

School Success Kit for Kids With ADHD

Organization is important for kids with ADHD, and this page offers tools and strategies to help kids manage their time, stay focused, and handle homework.

Questions to Ask Professionals Who Diagnose or Treat ADHD

If you think your child has ADHD, it's important to ask plenty of questions about the diagnosis, treatment, and insurance coverage.

Teaching Students With ADHD

It can be difficult to deal with ADHD in the classroom, but this page offers tips and tricks to help teachers overcome common challenges while helping kids succeed.

Executive Function Worksheet

This worksheet can help you identify your child's executive function challenges and find out what may be effective in helping them to manage their workload at home and at school.

How to Make Homework Less Work

Homework can be difficult for kids with ADHD, but creating a plan can help kids understand what's going on in class and get their work done without getting overwhelmed.

Resources for Adults

Could it Be ADHD?

ADHD is often missed outside of the school setting, especially in adults. This page includes some of the symptoms of ADHD that are common in adults.

ADHD in Adults

This fact sheet covers what ADHD is, the symptoms of adult ADHD, and how to manage it.

Adult ADHD: What it Feels Like to Have It

It's easier to find information about ADHD in children, but this condition doesn't go away with age. Learn more about having and managing ADHD as an adult here.

Adult ADHD

Therapy and/or medication can help adults with ADHD to manage their mental health.

Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults

You'll find plenty of resources online that can help you figure out if you might have ADHD, but you won't know for sure unless you seek an evaluation from a professional.

Seven Facts About ADHD

This page includes a list of facts about ADHD in adults.

Mental Health Resources

Behavioral Health Toolkit

This booklet for primary care providers can help with screening patients and identifying possible candidates for behavioral health interventions as well as keeping an eye on how diagnosed people are fairing with their medication and/or therapy.

ADHD and Other Conditions

This page from the CDC explains how ADHD often occurs alongside other mental health disorders and how this combination can provide extra challenges for children, parents, educators, and health-care providers.

Mental Health Literacy: ADHD

ADHD is a mental health disorder best diagnosed by a doctor, psychologist, or other trained health provider, but there are some symptoms to watch for that may tip a person off that they may have ADHD.

Functional Mental Disorders

While ADHD is a mental illness, it is also a functional illness, which means that it doesn't stop people from living their day-to-day lives. But it does make it harder to do menial tasks or things that require long periods of focus.

Your Health in Mind: ADHD

Your Health in Mind offers an overview of adult ADHD and the symptoms that may arise.

ADHD Provider Toolkit

This toolkit can assist physicians in identifying and treating ADHD in children and provides information to encourage the use of evidence-based tools in health and school systems.

Podcasts

Attention Talk Radio

This is one of the leading self-help Internet radio shows that focuses on managing symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder. It is hosted by Jeff Copper, an ADHD coach, who helps put a spotlight on attention and the role it plays in life.

ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD Podcasts

Children and Adults With ADHD (CHADD) is an organization founded on helping people with ADHD, and as part of that effort, they launched two podcasts: ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD.

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

This podcast is presented by Nikki Kinzer, an ADHD coach and educator, with the intention of helping people to take control of their ADHD.

I Have ADHD Podcast

Kristen Carder, an adult with ADHD, created this podcast to reach out to people with adult ADHD and to help others understand their thought processes and unlock their potential.

ADHD ReWired Podcast

ADHD reWired combines science, strategies, and stories in a program hosted by a licensed clinical social worker to help people who have ADHD.

Helpful Apps and Tools

33 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Get Organized

ADDitude offers an article filled with helpful tipsto get organized with adult ADHD at home and in the office.

Organizing Your Time and Space

Life is hectic, and when you have ADHD, it can be a struggle to stay organized and focused. That's why ADHD at Work has put together some tips to help you keep your space organized and stay on schedule.

Delusional To-Do Lists vs. Realistic To-Do Lists for ADHD Adults

To-do lists are often suggested to people with ADHD to help them get organized, but often, these lists aren't actually helpful. On this page, an ADHD coach breaks down the differences between useful to-do lists and ones that aren't helpful.

Create a To-Do List That Really Works

This page lists several strategies to help create a to-do list that works for people with ADHD.

Tips for Staying Focused When You Have Adult ADHD

Staying focused with ADHD can be difficult, so this page has put together a list of tips and tricks for maintaining attention and focus.

How to Use Hyperfocus for Good

While concentration and focus can be difficult sometimes with ADHD, on the flip side, sometimes, you may be so hyperfocused on a single thing that it can be hard to break away from it. Here's how to use that hyperfocus for good.