ADHD is a lifelong disorder. Sure, the symptoms can change with age, but for many people the disorder can continue to create great difficulty when it’s not treated. Many people with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD encounter formidable obstacles at home, in relationships, and in the workplace.
There is good news, however: Help is available. If you’re new to ADHD and CHADD, here are some steps you can take to begin to address this serious but highly treatable disorder.
Once you have taken some of the basic steps, you’ll find that the websites of CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD are full of information that will continue to improve your life well after the diagnosis. We invite you to continue to visit our sites. We’re here for you every step of the way.
Congratulations on all the progress you’re making!
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HAVE QUESTIONS? We can help. Learn more about ADHD and related conditions at CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD. You may also contact us by phone (800-233-4050) or use our Online Form (select "Questions about ADHD") and a health information specialist will provide a personalized response.