ADHD message boards can be an invaluable resource for individuals, parents, and families dealing with ADD/ADHD, otherwise known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
There are interactive services and message boards are for everyone: sufferers of ADHD, their families, caregivers, ADHD treatment professionals, researchers, and more.
It can be empowering to converse with others who are experiencing similar challenges or can offer their advice or expertise based on their experience.
Fellow board members understand the challenges of those who suffer from ADHD, and there is value in learning from others who have been down a similar path and overcome similar challenges. In short, think of them as an online support group.
power in numbers, and all benefit from shared helpful information. Discussion boards are also a great way to stay up to date regarding the latest treatments for ADHD.
Some of the more popular and most helpful message boards are located at www.additudemag.com, www.adhdnews.com, www.healthboards.com, www.livingwithadd.com, and the message boards at www.drspock.com, www.ivillage.com, and Yahoo message boards.
Many even feature postings of doctors and other ADHD professionals who are keen to offer their expertise on any and all topics related to ADHD.
So whether you are the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a person suffering from ADHD, have a loved one with ADHD, or are an ADHD treatment professional, you are sure to learn something from even a brief visit to these online discussions.
Why Use Message Boards?
A general truth about the human condition is that people tend to feel alone in their suffering. It is common to feel that few or any other human beings truly know or understand your unique stress or predicament. This negative thought process is counterproductive, however, and leads to continued suffering.
The truth is that you are not alone. The good news is that are are other people, probably just like you, that are experiencing similar ADHD-related challenges and stressors.
modern technology is a powerful tool that enables users to connect
globally and expand social help networks.The powerful of the internet in terms of healthcare is only beginning to surface.
No matter which challenges you face, there are those who have likely suffered far worse and have come out the other side better and wiser. Understanding this puts your currently temporary situation in perspective, and reaching out to allies can be of infinite help to those with ADHD.
ADHD sufferers report great relief knowing that there those that understand and can offer valuable support, almost like a sponsor in a 12-step program. This is why support groups are such a powerful tool. They provide not only critical support, but valuable experience and knowledge.