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The Attention Deficit Disorder Association and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Adult ADHD
Date:3/12/2008

ARLINGTON, Va. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) (http://www.add.org) and The HealthCentral Network (http://www.HealthCentral.com) today announced that members of the senior leadership of ADDA will join the team of experts at HealthCentral's ADHDCentral.com, a site devoted to helping patients and caregivers cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Leaders from ADDA, the world's foremost adult ADHD organization, will produce a regular blog for HealthCentral's ADHD community, focused on topics important to adults living with ADHD such as workplace, relationship, and treatment issues. HealthCentral and ADDA will also collaborate to develop original e-newsletter content, interactive assessments and polls, and other features to leverage HealthCentral's extensive multimedia capabilities and ADDA's authoritative resources.

"Adult ADHD has not gotten the attention that childhood ADHD has, yet between one-third and one-half of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults," said Victoria Elliott, Executive Director of ADDA. "HealthCentral's network of individuals living with the condition offers us the opportunity to increase awareness about the effects of ADHD on adults, and the many resources available to help manage it. Left untreated, ADHD can lead to depression, anxiety and relationship problems at work and home".

"We are delighted to work with ADDA's experts to bring new hope and practical information to our ADHDCentral.com's visitors," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "There are natural synergies between ADDA's coaching and medical professionals with expertise on adult ADHD, and HealthCentral's cutting-edge social networking applications that help people living with ADHD find, inform and support one another."

About Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (http://www.add.org) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to provide information, resources and networking to adults with ADHD and to the professionals who work with them. In doing so, ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD. Bringing together scientific perspectives and the human experience, the information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by ADHD and professionals in the field focuses on diagnoses, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with ADHD lead better lives.

ADDA is sponsoring a series of tele-classes in 2008 targeted to adults and families dealing with ADHD and professionals looking for new ways to support these individuals. In addition, ADDA is proud to announce that registration is now open for its 13th National Conference being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 10-13, 2008. Find out more on line at http://www.add.org.

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) is one of the top health destinations on the Web, with more than 30 condition-specific, wellness and general health Web properties. By offering connections to renowned experts, a network of patients and caregivers who share "real world" experience, and in-depth information, sites in The HealthCentral Network make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.

The HealthCentral Network was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Venture Partners, The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital, and Allen & Company. In January 2008, the Company received a significant minority investment from IAC/InteractiveCorp and additional investment from its original investors. HealthCentral's management team combines decades of interactive media, medical and journalism experience: CEO and President Christopher Schroeder was the CEO and Publisher of The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) interactive subsidiary, and General Manager Bill Allman led Discovery Channel's interactive division.


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