October 2013 Is ADHD Awareness Month

A coalition of nonprofit organizations and health care associations is teaming up with ADDitude Magazine to promote October 2013 as ADHD Awareness Month.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects more than 15 million Americans. Despite the fact that ADHD is recognized as genuine by the scientific and medical communities, there continues to be misunderstanding about the disorder among the general public. ADHD Awareness Month is a time for people to educate themselves about ADHD.

The coalition has planned a series of events this month to increase awareness of ADHD. The nonprofit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) will be conducting a celebrity social media campaign all month to raise awareness. Celebrities such as Ty Pennington, host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will talk about living with ADHD.

ADDittude Magazine invites the public to attend its online webinars during the month of October. Topics include “Science’s New Understanding of the Disorder,” “Diagnosing ADHD: What You (& Your Doctor) Need to Know,” and “Turning ADHD Symptoms into Assets.”

For more information, visit www.adhdawarenessmonth.org.

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