National Resource Center

National Resource Center on ADHD

National Resource Center on ADHDThe National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC): A Program of CHADD, is the Nation’s clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD. Established in 2002 in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and funded through CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD), the NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with ADHD, their families, friends, and the professionals involved in their lives.

The NRC offers:

  • The NRC Web site provides information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, educational issues, and Living with ADHD for individuals and families affected by the disorder. All web content is available in English and Spanish, En Español.
  • NRC Library - an online bibliographic database with over 6,000 records of scienctic journal articles, books, and other media on ADHD and related conditions.
  • Health information specialists, including a bilingual (Spanish) specialist, who can respond to your individual questions. Call us at 800-233-4050 (M-F, 1pm-5pm Eastern time).

Although individuals living with ADHD can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. It was the recognition of the seriousness of ADHD that lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hold a Public Health Perspective Conference on ADHD in Atlanta in 1999. A public health research agenda was developed that included the need to establish a national resource center that provides accurate and valid information to the public and professionals.