Resources for Persons Struggling with ADHD or Narcolepsy
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. Today it is recognized as the leading patient advocacy group for families of ADHD patients, whether they are children or adults. CHADD runs the National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC), established to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD and primarily funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CHADD also has local chapters throughout the United States.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The ADDA is the world’s leading adult ADHD patient advocacy organization. ADDA provides useful resources specifically designed for adults with ADHD.
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
The AACAP has developed a comprehensive ADHD Resource Center for Parents, Patients, and Health Care Providers.
NIH / National Institute of Mental Health
The NIH / National Institute of Mental Health has developed a comprehensive description of ADHD including signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
Narcolepsy Network is a national patient support organization founded in 1986. Their primary focus is to 1) Educate and inform individuals with narcolepsy about this life-long neurological sleep disorder, available treatments, and symptom management so they may be empowered to achieve the highest quality of life possible; 2) Provide emotional support and resources to patients, family members, and friends; and 3) Serve as a resource center for patients, medical providers, educators, employers, and members of the public.
Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN)
Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) is non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Narcolepsy awareness and research to find a cure. WUN carries out its mission by providing funding to accelerate a cure for Narcolepsy, Increasing awareness of Narcolepsy, Decreasing time-lapse from symptom onset to proper diagnosis, and Providing supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families.
NIH / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The NIH / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has developed a comprehensive description of narcolepsy including signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.