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

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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.

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    rsinzheimer@golinharris.com
    Tricia Geoghegan
    McNeil Pediatrics
    (609) 730-3746
    TGeogheg@its.jnj.com

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