Navigation Links
Video: Adults 'Facing' ADHD: ADHD Allies(TM) Offers Unique Online Community for Adults with ADHD on New Facebook(R) Page
Date:4/22/2009

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition commonly thought of as only affecting children, for nearly 9 million adults in the United States, ADHD is very much a reality. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, adults with ADHD often struggle with getting organized, sticking to a job, remembering or keeping appointments and being productive.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/concerta/36533/

Today, there's a new Facebook(R) Page aimed at providing information and insight to adults with ADHD. It's called ADHD Allies(TM), available at www.facebook/adhdallies and sponsored by McNeil Pediatrics(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The establishment of ADHD Allies(TM) follows McNeil Pediatrics'(TM) launch of ADHD Moms(TM), one of the first online resources created for ADHD caregivers in the social media landscape which has attracted more than 8,000 members.

A team of diverse and lively ADHD experts will serve as community leaders for ADHD Allies(TM), including a healthcare professional, a patient advocate, bloggers and everyday adults with ADHD. Together, these individuals will share their insight, experiences and advice to help other adults with ADHD take on its real-life challenges and realities.

"ADHD challenges every aspect of a person's life every day and we need communities -- virtual or otherwise -- where we can support one another," said ADHD Allies(TM) Community Leader Evelyn Polk-Green, president of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and an adult with ADHD, from Chicago, Ill. "ADHD Allies(TM) will give adults with ADHD a chance to be their own advocate and educate themselves and others about the realities of living with ADHD."

The ADHD Allies(TM) community leader team includes:

  • Ari Tuckman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating adults and adolescents with ADHD, from West Chester, Pa.
  • Uri Roer, an adult with ADHD, from New York City, N.Y.
  • Terry Matlen, an adult with ADHD, psychotherapist and consultant specializing in adult ADHD and the founder of ADD Consults, Inc., from Birmingham, Mich.
  • Evelyn Polk-Green, current president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and an adult with ADHD, from Chicago, Ill.
  • Tara McGillicuddy, an adult with ADHD who is also a senior certified ADHD coach and director of ADDClasses.com, from Plymouth, Mass.

Through interactive functions such as real-time polls, podcasts, vodcasts, feature articles and topical comment walls, fans of the ADHD Allies(TM) community will have access to community leaders, featured guest experts and other adults who are also experiencing the impact of ADHD. Each month, ADHD Allies(TM) will add a variety of insight and information on the myriad topics that can be associated with ADHD, including inheritability, parenting, finance management, workplace challenges and more.

"ADHD Allies(TM) provides adults with ADHD, and anyone else interested in the condition, with credible, reliable information and a place where they can connect with others just like them, who face the same challenges every day," said Dr. Tuckman, author of Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy Guide for Clinicians. Dr. Tuckman, who has specialized in ADHD treatment for the past decade, highlights the effect ADHD can have on adults with this condition. "From relationships to workplace productivity to parenting, ADHD Allies(TM) addresses this condition's wide-reaching impact."

ADHD Allies(TM) reflects a need that McNeil Pediatrics(TM) found in its 2008 Harris Interactive survey of 1,000 adults with ADHD. Results from that survey found the condition significantly impacts adults' ability to focus at work, as well as their responsibilities at home and in their relationships. More than a third of respondents also said their symptoms are not under control and that they often get depressed when they think about how hard it is to deal with ADHD. Unfortunately, many adults with ADHD are not diagnosed until later in life, but their diagnosis may often provide a sense of relief. ADHD Allies(TM) addresses these concerns by providing adults with ADHD the opportunity to hear from others who are experiencing similar challenges, and gain a sense of community support while accessing information as they cope with and manage ADHD.

Visit www.facebook.com/adhdallies to join ADHD Allies(TM).

*Dr. Ari Tuckman is a paid consultant for McNeil Pediatrics(TM).

**Terry Matlen receives a payment for her work with the ADHD Allies(TM) initiative sponsored by McNeil Pediatrics(TM).

***Evelyn Polk-Green receives a payment for her work with the ADHD Allies(TM) initiative sponsored by McNeil Pediatrics(TM).

****Uri Roer receives a payment for his work with the ADHD Allies(TM) initiative sponsored by McNeil Pediatrics(TM).

*****Tara McGillicuddy receives a payment for her work with the ADHD Allies(TM) initiative sponsored by McNeil Pediatrics(TM).

About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common and treatable medical condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that is estimated to affect about 9 million adults in the U.S. Research on the life span of the condition notes the disorder impairs academic, social and occupational functioning. Studies suggest that between 30 and 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, ADHD is thought to be a biological condition, usually inherited, and tends to run in some families more than others. In fact, in adults surveyed, almost 40 percent of adults diagnosed with ADHD have at least one other immediate family member who is also diagnosed with ADHD or experiences symptoms sufficient to warrant a diagnosis(i). If a parent has an ADHD diagnosis, the risk of their children having ADHD may be as high as 54 percent.

About McNeil Pediatrics(TM)

McNeil Pediatrics(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is committed to the ADHD patient community. McNeil Pediatrics(TM) markets a treatment for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD in the US. In July 2008, McNeil Pediatrics(TM) launched the ADHD Moms(TM) Facebook page, a resource for moms of children with ADHD which has attracted more than 8,000 fans since its launch. Visit www.McNeilPediatrics.net for more information.

    Media Contacts:
    Rebekah Sinzheimer
    GolinHarris
    (312) 729-4239
    rsinzheimer@golinharris.com
    Tricia Geoghegan
    McNeil Pediatrics
    (609) 730-3746
    TGeogheg@its.jnj.com

Facebook(R) is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

(i) Adult Burden of Impairment Survey, p. 2, question 7. Conducted in 2008 by McNeil Pediatrics(TM)


'/>"/>
SOURCE McNeil Pediatric(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: American Performing Icon Ben Vereen Encourages People to Take the Stage and Act on Their Diabetes in 2009
2. Video: ADA 23rd New Dentist Conference: Making Waves in Miami
3. Video: Helping Weekend Warriors Stay in the Game
4. Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care
5. Video: The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks Launch New PSAs to Raise Awareness of Autism
6. Video: Davis Phinney Foundation and Medtronic Raise Awareness of How to Improve Your Life Today for Those Living With Parkinsons Disease
7. Video: Participants Find New Routes, Routines on National Start! Walking Day
8. Video: New First Response(R) Fertility Test Helps Women Answer the Question: Am I Able to Get Pregnant?
9. Video: New Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Forming New Habits
10. Video: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Ad Council Launch National Lupus Awareness Campaign
11. Video: CRESTOR(R) Reduced Risk of Blood Clots in the Veins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell ... pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, ... Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 , , , WHEN: ... 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, ... , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global ... Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager ... pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: