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ADHD: A Public Health Perspective

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a conference in Atlanta September 23-24, 1999, entitled, "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Public Health Perspective."

This meeting was co-sponsored by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  It gathered over 150 individuals from a variety of research, consumer, academic, medical, and mental health disciplines to discuss the public health issues related to this disorder and potential future research. The conference presentations and material from the breakout sessions have been used to help prepare a public health research agenda for ADHD, which included the need to establish a national resource center that provides accurate and valid information on ADHD to the public and professionals.

Other Web Sites:

  • CDC and ADHD Research
    Information on CDC's curent research efforts, activities, and research agenda.
  • Participating in Research (ClinicalTrials.Gov)
    ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. Before searching, you may want to learn more about clinical trials.
  • NIMH Clinical Trials on ADHD
    These NIMH-funded studies are currently recruiting study participants.
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