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Shire Expands its Award-Winning ADHD Support Resource, ADHDSupport.com, by Launching an ADHD Twitter(TM) Page
Date:12/21/2009

Guest tweeters, including physicians, psychologists, or coaches who specialize in ADHD, may also be featured from time to time.

"Extending our ADHD resources through Twitter is part of the ongoing commitment of Shire to provide education and support to ADHD patients and caregivers," says Michael Yasick, Senior Vice President of the ADHD Business Unit at Shire. "By providing access to information from ADHDSupport.com via Twitter, we are able to reach people who are looking for ADHD information in untraditional, yet increasingly popular places, like social networking sites."

More than 60 million US adults use social media applications for health care and medical purposes. In fact, 34 percent of consumers have accessed social media for health- and wellness-related information over the past 12 months.

"As an active participant in social networking, I know first-hand that people are eagerly seeking information about ADHD online, including on blogs, forums, and social media sites," said Michele Novotni, PhD, psychologist and consultant in the development of ADHDSupport.com. "ADHDSupport.com provides a resource for people who are impacted by ADHD, and tweeting information about the site, ADHD research, tips, resources, and events, is another way to provide information. Best of all, tweets are short and fast which is a real time saver on obtaining information on ADHD."

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