7. Attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people

In the seventh in our series featuring the ïinformation for patientsÍ section from SIGNÍs evidence-based guidelines, we reproduce the information from SIGN 52: Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders in Children and Young People.

A variety of resources are available which may be of help to children, young people and their families. These include support groups, books and other publications, and information available on the internet.

Support groups

The following national organisation can supply current information on local support groups:
Hyperactive ChildrenÍs Support Group
71 Whyke Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 2LD Tel: 01243 551313
Email: contact@hacsg.org.uk Website: www.hacsg.org.uk


The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)
Extensive catalogue of books, videos and training aids available for parents and professionals.
ADDISS, PO Box 340, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9HL Tel: 020 8906 9068
Email: info@addiss.co.uk Website: www.addiss.co.uk


ADDnet UK: www.btinternet.com/~black.ice/addnet/
Information, lists of regional support groups and specialists

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: www.chadd.org
Education, advocacy and support

IPS: www.devdis.com/index.html
UK training organisation and publisher for health and education professionals in the field of childhood developmental disorders, including ADHD. Information, resources, conferences, online discussion forum.

ADD Warehouse: www.addwarehouse.com
Books, videos etc.

Attention.com: www.attention.com

School Psychology Resources Online: www.schoolpsychology.net

Adapted from SIGN 52: Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders in Children and Young People. A national clinical guideline. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2001


Guidelines in Practice, March 2003, Volume 6(3)
© 2003 MGP Ltd
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