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Could It
Be ADHD?

Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.

ADHD-Related Online Resources

General ADHD Resources

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada

www.caddac.ca

The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) is a Canadian national charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with ADHD through ADHD awareness, education, and advocacy. CADDAC is a great starting point for anyone who has a diagnosis of ADHD or a family member who has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance

www.caddra.ca

The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) is an association that supports health professionals in the assessment and treatment of individuals with ADHD through education, guidelines, advocacy, and research. CADDRA sets Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of ADHD in Canada and is recognized around the world as a source of excellence in ADHD management.

Totally ADD

www.totallyadd.com

Created for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and those affected by it (family, employers, health professionals, etc.). Totally ADD liberates people from the fear, shame, and stigma that accompany this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder. Through education, humour, and social interaction, Totally ADD provides the tools and support people need to create a life they love.

Regroupement des associations PANDA du Québec

www.associationpanda.qc.ca

PANDA is a Quebec-based group of organizations that help people living with ADHD and their loved ones. PANDA works with representatives from schools, health and social services sectors, government, and other associations involved with ADHD.

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

www.chadd.org (US site)

CHADD is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD. CHADD provides local face-to-face family support groups, and advocates for appropriate public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD. CHADD also serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD through its National Resource Centre on ADHD (NRC) program.

How to ADHD

https://www.youtube.com/c/HowtoADHD

A family-friendly YouTube channel for anyone looking to learn more about ADHD. How to ADHD is a toolbox of strategies for living with ADHD, and contains a collection of videos with tips, tricks, and insights into the ADHD brain.

ADDitude

www.ADDitudemag.com

ADDitude is a resource for families and adults living with ADHD and related conditions, and for the professionals who work with them. ADDitude provides people with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to live happily and healthily with ADHD and related conditions such as learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

www.cmha.ca

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities. This website provides information about other mental health disorders that can accompany ADHD such as anxiety and depression.

Resource for post-secondary students with ADHD

CADDAC: Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education for Students with ADHD Toolkit

https://caddac.ca/wp-content/uploads/Transitioning-to-Post-Secondary-Education-for-Students-with-ADHD-Toolkit-3-1.pdf

Resources for transitioning from adolescence to adulthood with ADHD

Transition to Adulthood for ADHD: How Parents can Help (ADDitudemag.com article)

https://www.additudemag.com/transition-to-adulthood-adhd-teens-parent-advice/

Teen Independence: Taking Control of Your ADHD (ADDitudemag.com article)

https://www.additudemag.com/teen-becoming-adult/

Teenagers With ADHD: The Growing Need for Transitional Care (Psychology Today article)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-your-adult-child-breaks-your-heart/201405/teenagers-adhd-the-growing-need-transitional

Sleep resource

Sleep On It

https://sleeponitcanada.ca/

The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, the Canadian Sleep Society, Fondation Sommeil, and Wake-up Narcolepsy Canada have joined forces to launch Dormez là‑dessus! – Sleep on it!, a bilingual Canadian resource to promote the importance of sleep to maintain good health, to demystify sleep difficulties and to offer solutions to patients.

ADHD resources during COVID-19

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA) COVID-19 Resources for Patients

https://www.caddra.ca/covid-19-resources-patients/

CADDRA has put together an extensive list of information and resources to assist patients and caregivers to help alleviate some of the anxiety and fears they may experience during COVID-19.

When Your Child Has ADHD: Coping during a Pandemic (Canadian Paediatric Society)

https://www.cps.ca/en/blog-blogue/when-your-child-has-adhd-coping-during-a-pandemic

Tips and Tricks to Help Adolescents Cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Canadian Paediatric Society)

https://www.cps.ca/uploads/tools/Tips_and_tricks_adolescence_-_Ste-Justine_-_ENGLISH.pdf

ADHD Brains Working at Home – A Beginner’s Guide to Telecommuting (ADDitude Magazine)

https://www.additudemag.com/working-from-home-adhd/

Self-Assessments

From a comprehensive quiz about your or your child’s possible ADHD symptoms, to other commonly used ADHD symptom rating scales, this is a great place to start gathering the information you’ll need when talking to your doctor.

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Need Help Talking to Your Doctor about ADHD?

Are you exploring a possible ADHD diagnosis for yourself or your child? Or have questions about a current ADHD treatment plan? Our Doctor Discussion Guides can help you get the conversation started.

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Strategies for Living with ADHD

Learning effective strategies to manage your ADHD is possible. Improving key areas of your overall health and lifestyle, such as getting more sleep, can also make a big difference.

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