Expand your learning and understanding of ADHD with the following resources.
Books About ADHD
The following books are a good place to start learning about ADHD. Order them online at the links below and your purchase will benefit NAMI. They also may be available from your local library or bookseller.
Barkley, R.A. Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. (The Guilford Press, 2000)
Barkley, R.A. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. (The Guilford Press, 2010)
Cohen, M. A Guide to Special Education Advocacy: What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know. (Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2009)
Green, R.W. Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them. (Scribner, 2008)
Hallowell, E. and Jensen, P. Superparenting for ADD. (Ballentine, 2008)
Hallowell, E. and Hallowell, S. Married to Distraction. (Ballentine, 2010)
Hallowell, E. and Ratey, J. Delivered from Distraction. (Random House, 2005)
Jensen, P.S. Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD. (The Guilford Press, 2004)
Kay, Kiesa. Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice-exceptional Student. (Avocus Publishing, 2007)
Nadeau, Kathleen. ADD in the Workplace: Choices, Changes, and Challenges. (Brunner Mazel Publishers, 1997)
Novotni, Michele. What Does Everyone Else Know That I Don't: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. (Specialty Press, Inc., 2008)
Pera, Gina. Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? (1201 Alarm Press, 2008)
Reiff, M.I. and Tippins, S. ADHD: A complete and authoritative guide. (The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004)
Tuckman, Ari. More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD. (Specialty Press, Inc.,2009)
Zeigler Dendy, C.A. Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. (Woodbine House, 2006)
NAMI acknowledges the contributions of Edward Hallowell, M.D., Michael Houston, M.D., and William Lawson, M.D., who generously contributed to the content of the resource center. Additionally, NAMI acknowledges Bryan Goodman for his expert research and contributions and the participation of NAMI members Robin Carras, Maureen Donais, Barbara French, Joanne Johnson, Spencer Markey, and Robin Smith who bravely shared their personal stories of living with ADHD. NAMI interns Dianna Loevner, Morgane Cibotti and Stephanie Wight were indispensable in the development of this content.
ADHD at Work
Brown, Thomas. Attention Deficit Disorder: The unfocused mind in children and adults (Yale University Press, 2005).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2004). "Questions & Answers About Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act." August 25, 2010.
Goodman, Bryan and Ratey, Nancy. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About AD/HD Coaching (But Were Too Busy to Ask). Attention magazine. (CHADD, October 2008).
Goodman, Bryan and Swanson, James. “Interest Deficit.” Attention magazine. (CHADD, December 2009).
The Job Accommodations Network (2008). "Accommodations and Compliance Series: Employees with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder." August 23, 2010.
The National Resource Center on ADHD (2003)."Legal Rights and the Workplace." August 23, 2010.
ADHD and School
Burland, J. (2008). Parents and Teachers as Allies: Recognizing Early-onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents. Virginia: NAMI.
Cohen, M.D. (2008). “Helping Parents Understand Their Rights in Special Education.” Beginnings, 12, 3-8.
Cook, L.R. (2008). “Quest for the Best IEP.” Beginnings, 12, 11-12.
Gruttadaro, D. (2006). “Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD.” Beginnings, 7, 8-10.
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. "10 Basic Steps in Special Education."
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs (2008). "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home." Washington, D.C.
ADHD and Secondary Education
Office of Disability Employment Policy (n.d.). "The Why, When, What and How of Disclosure."
National Center for Learning Disabilities (2006). "Transition to College: Strategic Planning to Ensure Success for Students with Learning Disabilities."
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (n.d.). "Postsecondary Education Supports and Accommodations: Frequently Asked Questions."
Markey, D. (2008). "Promoting Positive Outcomes in College." NAMI Advocate E-newsletter.
StrengthofUs.org (n.d.). “Must do’s” before applying to colleges."
StrengthofUs.org (n.d.). "Making the decision: Choosing the right college for you."
The JED Foundation (n.d.). "Protecting your child’s mental health: What Can Parents Do?"
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (2007). "Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education: Know your rights and responsibilities." Washington, D.C.
ADHD and Juvenile Delinquency
American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR. Washington: American Psychiatric Association.
Barkley, R.A. (2000). Taking charge of ADHD: The complete authoritative guide for parents. New York: The Guilford Press.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). "Mental health in the United States: Prevalence of diagnosis and medication treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—United States, 2003." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 54(34), 842-847.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1999). "Public health issues in ADHD: Individual, system and cost burden of the disorder workshop."
Robb, A. (2008). "ADHD and substance use: the importance of integrated treatment." Beginnings, 11, 5-7.
Salvatore, M., Klein, R.G., & Moulton, J.L. (2008). "Lifetime criminality among boys with ADHD: a prospective follow-up study into adulthood using official arrest records." Journal of Psychiatric Research, 160(3), 237-246.
Stern, K. (2001). "A treatment study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention Fact Sheet.
Strine T.W., Lesesne C.A., Okoro C.A., McGuire L.C., Chapman D.P., Balluz L.S., & Mokdad, A.H. (2006). "Emotional and behavioral difficulties and impairments in everyday functioning among children with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder." Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(2).
Teplin, L.A., Abram, K.M., McClelland, G.M., Dulcan, M.K., & Mericle, A.A. (2002). Psychiatric disorders in youth in juvenile detention. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 59(12), 1133–1143.
UC Davis Health System (2010). "ADHD, conduct disorder and smoking most strongly related to dropping out of high school."
Winters, C. (1997). "Learning disabilities, crime, delinquency, and special education placement." Adolescence, 32, 451-461.
Woodward, L.J., Fergusson, D.M., & Horwood, L.J. (2000). " Driving outcomes of young people with attentional difficulties in adolescence." Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(5), 627-634.