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ADHD World: A Social Network for Those with ADD and ADHD

1/30/2009 - 1:10 PM PST

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Ontario, Canada (JANUARY 30, 2009) - " is unique among the growing social networking sites," according to founder Dr. Kenny Handelman, a psychiatrist from Ontario, Canada and specialist in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

"It is one of the first social networking groups for ADHD which allows - and indeed encourages - full participation," he explained. Following the Web 2.0 social network layout, provides for active discussions, social connections and a variety of support, Handelman said.

Dr. Handelman combined his active practice of ADHD with his active participation on the Internet to produce a web site where individuals regardless of their geographic location can find the social and emotional support that is so vital to those who manage this disorder daily.

Individuals visit with a variety of questions that range from seeking disability payments for the disorder to drug withdrawal symptoms and everything in between. They not only post questions, but receive answers and form friendships. But is more than just a source of valuable information. Dr. Handelman explains that it's also a place to forge new relationships and friendships as well as to share experiences related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "This sense of belonging is extremely important for those with ADHD," Dr. Handelman explained. "Too often those children -- and adults -- with this health issue feel isolated and suffer from low self esteem." is the location to help them see that they aren't the only individuals attempting to manage their disorder.

"But more than that," the psychiatrist says, "being part of the community can help them raise their levels of self esteem as well." This social networking site is dedicated to those who not only have the disorder, but to individuals who care for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It provides its participants with everything all other social networking sites do, including discussion groups, classified ads, photo albums, personal profile pages as well as the ability to create online personal friendships. And all of it is wrapped in the bond of ADD and ADHD.

Dr. Handelman observes the site is visited by a demographically diverse population. Not only younger adults who have lived with the disorder for years, but many older adults who have just been diagnosed with ADHD have joined and are active. In addition, parents of children with ADHD are also members. When a person joins one of the first friends he makes on the site is Dr. Handelman himself. If you're interested in visiting the site, click to The site is free to join and includes video tutorials on some of the most common tasks of navigating the network, including adding a profile photo and joining and participating in a discussion group. The site also has a special help group for newcomers in which you can learn the strategies to get you started in

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common disorders of childhood. Its symptoms include impulsivity, the inability to concentrate or focus on tasks at hand, as well as hyperactivity. ADHD is a growing global problem, affecting as many as eight percent of the total childhood population worldwide. In addition, more than 60 percent of these individuals carry the disorder with them into adulthood. Dr. Kenny Handelman is a psychiatrist from Ontario Canada with a special interest in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition to founding, he also has a blog, and is the host of an online video broadcast,


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