Welcome to our library.  We have research articles (all open source & free), a list of ADHD books (with links to reviews & publication details), a listing of ADHD events, leaflets, videos, as well as a section about your rights.

And on this page, we’ll place links to articles about ADHD that appear in newspapers, magazines and online blogs (not all are positive), . So pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, find a comfortable chair, and enjoy our library (and please do give us your recommendations and suggestions for more reading material).

Please note that inclusion on this page does not necessarily reflect the views of AADD-UK and inclusion here must not be used for advertising or endorsement purposes.

You’ll find the links to the rest of our library at the bottom of this page (right after the review dates).

ADHD in the News:


‘Babylab’ uses pioneering technology to help children suffering from ADHD. Evening Standard-21 Sep 2015

Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the condition may not even exist. The Independent-20 Sep 2015

Shire cleared to market ADHD med in Europe. Financial Times-20 Sep 2015

Why I wanted to write a book about ADHD and the 2011 riots. The Guardian-17 Sep 2015

ADHD symptoms may ‘mask autism and delay diagnosis by three years. Daily Mail-15 Sep 2015

Worthing support group for ADHD helps deal with diagnosis. Worthing Herald-15 Sep 2015

People with ADHD do not ‘grow out of’ the disorder, new research suggests. The Independent Wednesday 02 September 2015

Young people may NOT grow out of ADHD: Many of those diagnosed suffer memory problems even as adults, scans reveal. Daily Mail 31 August 2015

Up to 5,000 Liverpool children are on medication for ADHD. Liverpool Echo 31st August 2015

Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD. Reuters UK-24 Aug 2015

Breastfeeding keeps my four-year-old’s ADHD at bay, so I won’t stop. Aug 2015

Escalating child health crisis feared due to lack of school nurses. The Guardian-24 Aug 2015

Former pupil leading the online fight to save Queensferry school. News North Wales-24 Aug 2015

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson ATTACKS Liam Payne with a fire …Unreality TV-21 Aug 2015

Highland Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Craig S. Lewis to … (press release)-20 Aug 2015

Boy’s business cards keep people informed. Barnsley Chronicle-20 Aug 2015

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world’s first safe ‘smart drug’ The Guardian-20 Aug 2015

‘Smart drug’ that boosts brain function has ZERO side-effects, say scientists -20 Aug 2015

Cuts in school provision for additional support needs ‘deeply worrying’ 20 Aug 2015

Office workers are using ADHD medication to stay alert at work. The Independent- 20 Aug 2015

ADHD comments show ignorance about condition. Belfast Telegraph-19 Aug 2015

Children just growing up. Hartlepool Mail-18 Aug 2015

Southampton’s mental health services set for shake-up. Daily Echo-17 Aug 2015

Professional video gamers to be tested for marijuana in doping …The Independent-17 Aug 2015

Better diagnosis call for adults with ADHD. BBC News-16 Aug 2015

Adult with ADHD: My mind is like a bucket. BBC News – ‎Aug 16, 2015

Teen star Alex in GB team which secured victory at Special OlympicsSunderland.  Echo-15 Aug 2015

Prescriptions for Ritalin and other ADHD drugs double in a decade. The Guardian-15 Aug 2015

Ritalin use soars as prescriptions reach 1m a year. Daily Mail-16 Aug 2015

ADHD Foundation welcomes South Korean delegation to Liverpool. Bdaily -13 Aug 2015

Summer family camps at not-for-profit centre near Melton helping … Melton Times-13 Aug 2015

Young dad found dead in Southborough alley was ‘failed by mental … Kent and Sussex Courier-12 Aug 2015

Short films highlight conditions. Liverpool Echo-12 Aug 2015

Shire Launches 2015 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards. (press release)-9 Aug 2015

Health: Living with ADHD. Daily Mail-8 Aug 2015

Smoking While Pregnant Increases Risk Of Children Being Involved …Huffington Post UK-5 Aug 2015

Picky eaters may grow into depressed and anxious kids, research …The Guardian-3 Aug 2015

Pediatric brain injury may lead to attention problems. Reuters UK-3 Aug 2015

Grafton Underwood charity gets cabin fever. Northamptonshire Telegraph-2 Aug 2015

Sheffield doctor’s fight to keep care home kids from life of crime. The Star-1 Aug 2015

First ADHD treatment recommended through EU centralised …The Pharmaceutical Journal-29 Jul 2015

Councilllor raised issues about Chelfham Mill a year before … North Devon Journal-29 Jul 2015

ADHD volunteer calls for more support for condition. Warrington Guardian-26 Jul 2015

Billingham man puts together a 30000 piece Lego town for Daisy … Gazette Live-26 Jul 2015

Shire receives CHMP positive opinion for ADHD drug Intuniv  European Pharmaceutical Review-24 Jul 2015

ADHD traits can be an ‘opportunity’ for entrepreneurs. The Guardian-17 Jul 2015

School children with ADHD may not need medication to improve … The Independent-2 Jul 2015

How your baby’s GAZE could predict behavioural problems. Daily Mail-30 Jun 2015

Children’s behaviour expert on teaching children with ADHD and … Surrey Mirror-28 Jun 2015

ADHD teenager James Carver aims to inspire others after writing his …Nottingham Post-18 Jun 2015

Let them fidget! Squirming around helps children with ADHD focus. New Scientist-11 Jun 2015

Oxford college ‘forced out disabled student’ by not allowing extra …Daily Mail-6 Jun 2015

Household pesticide exposure ‘TRIPLES boys’ risk of ADHD’ Daily Mail-3 Jun 2015

Team wins bursary for developing school ADHD ‘sensory kit’ Nursing Times-2 Jun 2015

Could changing your child’s diet be the key to beating ADHD? Jun 2015

‘ADHD wrecked my life until I discovered judo’ says Commonwealth … May 2015

Katie Hopkins blames ADHD on bad parenting before shock U-turn … May 2015

Brain scans of premature babies reveal changes that may raise risk … The Guardian-4 May 2015

Boy with ADHD who never gets invited to parties set for birthday joy … Apr 2015

Children with ADHD ‘should be allowed to fidget’ Apr 2015

Shire pitching at adult ADHD product launch in 2017 PMLiVE-8 Apr 2015

Clifton-based autism and ADHD support group extends reach to … Comet 24-23 Mar 2015

Brain training may help people with ADHD to focus. New Scientist-20 Mar 2015

Cash-strapped Surrey ADHD charity ‘to close’ BBC News-13 Mar 2015

Fish oils come top of the class for ADHD therapy. Cheshire Today-9 Mar 2015

Nurses working with ADHD patients able to apply for bursary. Nursing Times-4 Mar 2015

Five myths about ADHD that need to be challenged in schools. TES News-28 Feb 2015

People with ADHD are ‘twice as likely to die prematurely than those … Daily Mail-25 Feb 2015

Comedian Rory Bremner gives thumbs-up to Newcastle dad’s … ChronicleLive-21 Feb 2015

‘These kids are suffering’: Families outraged over delays in getting … Manchester Evening News-20 Feb 2015

ADHD symptoms in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action-10 Feb 2015

Doctor suspended and probed over ADHD treatment for children  Manchester Evening News-8 Feb 2015

One-fifth of adult epilepsy patients ‘also have ADHD symptoms’  Epilepsy Research UK-20 Jan 2015

ADHD campaigner’s plea to council for help. Warrington Guardian-18 Jan 2015

ADHD drug Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate ‘curbs symptoms of … Daily Mail-14 Jan 2015

Funding boost for ADHD, depression, anxiety and eating disorders … Wimbledon Guardian-13 Jan 2015

The diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. The British Psychological Society-7 Jan 2015


Employees with attention deficit disorder: practical and legal tips Dec 2014

Is growth in ADHD ’caused by marketing’? NHS Choices-20 Nov 2014

Rise in ADHD cases is ‘due to marketing, not medicine’ Daily Mail-19 Nov 2014

NHS Tayside’s ADHD record praised by education expert. The Courier-11 Nov 2014

Bodybuilding champ’s relief at finally being diagnosed with ADHD … Crawley News-10 Nov 2014

Comedian Rory Bremner: Living with ADHD is ‘hell’ BBC News-28 Oct 2014

EU must help those struggling with ADHD. Oct 2014

Channing Tatum reveals early struggles with ADHD and dyslexia  Daily Mail-16 Oct 2014

Brain scans offer fresh insights into ADHD. NHS Choices-16 Sep 2014

ADHD medicine’s long-term safety still a question. Reuters Health, Ronnie Cohen, Friday, May 2nd 2014.

Brain scans could save kids from ADHD misdiagnoses. Liat Clark, Wired, 2 May 2014.

Katie Hopkins launches another attack on ADHD children: ‘All mums dread the ADHD kid‘. Closer, Kayleigh Dray, Friday, 2nd May 2014

Katie Hopkins slams child with ADHD: “In other words, he is a little git that needs a good telling off.” Closer, Kayleigh Dray, Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Youngsters from Capel ADHD Centre learn first aid skills. Dorking Advertiser, 28 April 2014.

New ADHD club hosting fun session. Redditch & Alcester Advertiser, Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

Could fish oils help children with ADHD? Jane Symons, Express, Tuesday 22 April 2014.

Teen masters ADHD with magic. Jacqueline Laing, Wandsworth Guardian, Friday 18th April 2014

Sluggish cognitive tempo: the ADHD-like disorder that explains daydreaming? Leo Benedictus, The Guardian, Tuesday 15 April 2014.

The reality of ADHD – CANDAL Researchers. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Blog (Nottingham), 14 April 2014

Inspirational Yeovil teenager who has Asperger Syndrome and ADHD overcomes communication difficulties. Jonathan Taylor, Western Gazette, 12 April 2014.

ADHD sufferer reveals how condition has blighted her life. . and her anger at doctors who say it doesn’t exist. Daily Record, Joan McFadden, 5 April 2014.

ADHD – Why one parent chose to medicate. Kirsty Lemare, HuffPost Lifestyle UK, 3 April 2014.

ADHD drugs review call in Wales from psychologists. Nelli Bird, BBC, 3 April 2014

Neuroscientist claims ADHD is ‘not a real disease.’ BBC, 31 March 2014

ADHD is a label not a real disease, says American neuroscientist. Keith Kendrick, parentdish, 31st March 2014.

Katie Hopkins slams mothers of children with ADHD: “It’s a label bad mums wear to excuse poor parenting.” Kayleigh Dray, Closer, Monday 31 March 2014.

ADHD ‘not a real disease’, neuroscientist claims. Nick Collins, The Telegraph, 30 March 2014.

Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert. Daniel Boffey, The Observer, Sunday 30 March 2014.

ADHD expert claims disorder is ‘not a real disease’ and EVERYONE fits at least two of the criteria used for diagnosis. Sophie Borland. Daily Mail, 30 March 2014.

A large-scale research project into early signs of Autism and ADHD is long overdue. Dr Emily Jones, HuffPost Lifestyle UK, 28 January 2014

Ukip members mock ADHD as “Psychobabble” helping “Keep Lefties in Jobs.” Asa Bennett, Huffington Post, 17 January 2014.


Why must everything be a medical condition. Katie Hopkins, HuffPost Lifestyle UK, 19 August 2013

SMC “yes” for  Shire’s ADHD drug Elvanse. Pharma Times. Selina McKee, May 14, 2013

Dealing with too good a problem child: Twice-exceptional children have twice exceptional needs that can be identified only with twice exceptional efforts. Deccan Herald, Amita Basu, May 9, 2013, DHNS

Europe regulators not yet on board with adult ADHD due to concerns regarding diagnosis methods. By Abigail Moss in London. Financial Times May 9, 2013 9:51 pm

ADHD Drug Development is ‘Problematic,’ Drug Repositioning Trumps Research. Pharma. 08 May 2013 by Kevin Robinson

Jolly Bexley copper leaves young police wannabe ‘beaming’ after street meeting. News Shopper,4:28pm Tuesday 7th May 2013 By Tim MacFarlan, Bexley and north Kent reporter

Majority of Doctors Do Not Follow Treatment Guidelines for ADHD. Time. By Alexandra Sifferlin, May 06, 2013. USA

Stop child torment: Sara and Shy unveil Ayden’s Law, a new campaign to make school bullying illegal for the first time. The Sun, By DR SARA PAYNE and SHY KEENAN, Last Updated: 06th May 2013

Jury reaches verdict on Fishersgate man’s death in custody, Brighton and Hove News. May 3rd, 2013, Category: Court, Fishersgate, Portslade, Southwick

Teen told ‘grow up’ by bench. Dover Express By Amy Woodland, Thursday, May 02, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I probably have ADHD’. Digital Spy, Published Wednesday, May 1 2013, 10:01 BST, By Tom Eames

Are Doctors Diagnosing Too Many Kids with ADHD? Some boys may be labeled incorrectly with the condition, but undertreatment may be the bigger problem. Scientific American, By Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz, May 1, 2013 Admits to Suffering From ADHD: “It works well for me” 95-106 Capital FM, 29th April 2013

Carrie Grant: Life is always interesting in our house. Express. By: Lucy Benyon Published: Thu, April 25, 2013

NHS failed patient, 22, who took own life. By LYNDSAY BUCKLAND Published on 25/04/2013 01:13

Do different kinds of disruptive kids start from the same place? Prevention Action. 24 April 2013

Shoeburyness teenager ended up in court for making 13 hoax ambulance calls, his mother confirmed his guilt. Southend Standard. 5:00pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

Celebrity interview: Louis Smith. Yorkshire Evening Post, Tuesday 23 April 2013

New Expert White Paper Recommends Framework for Action to Tackle Impact of ADHD on Individuals, Families and Society. BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013

New group aims to help West Dunbartonshire kids with ADHD. Apr 19 2013 by Andrew Galloway, Lennox Herald

ADHD: looking beyond medication. SEN Magazine, by Kate Fallon, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:32

ADHD warning from campaigners. Richmond and Twickenham Times, 10:00am Sunday 14th April 2013 in News

ADHD medication is seen as the last resort. British Psychological Society, 09/04/2013

Teen with ADHD and dyslexia achieves barber shop dream. Halesowen News,10:22am Monday 8th April 2013 in Local

A politician reveals he has received diagnosis of ADHD, North Wales Daily Post, 21 March 2013


Criminal ADHD treatment advocated, London Evening Standard, 22 November 2012

ADHD treatment ‘may reduce risk of criminal behaviour’, BBC, 22 November 2012

In praise of misfits: Why business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia. The Economist, 2nd June 2012

Seaton Woman Relaunches ADHD Support Group, Times & Star, Thursday, 17 May 2012


ADHD children ‘should have diets assessed’ NHS Knowledge Services, Behind the Headlines, Friday February 2 2011 (in response to several news reports about a study published in The Lancet).

Research links another gene to ADHD. NHS Knowledge Services, Behind the Headlines, Monday April 18 2011 (in response to several news reports about Korean studies published in Nature Medicine).

Crying babies and later behavioural problems. NHS Knowledge Services, Behind the Headlines, Thursday April 21 2011 (in response to several news reports regarding a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.)

New Parent Group for ADHD & ADD Children. Newton News,Friday, 06 May 2011

Stress in pregnancy ‘makes child unruly’: Mother’s anxiety can raise baby’s risk of ADHD. Daily Mail, 7th May 2011 by Fiona Macrae

Are breastfed babies better behaved? NHS Knowledge Services, Behind the Headlines, Tuesday May 10 2011 (in response to several news reports on the matter).

ADHD rings such a bell with me, says Rory Bremner, 23 May 2011 BBC

Philadelphia: Summit helps empower girls with ADHD., Sunday, May 1, 2011, By MANASEE WAGH

Texas: Hyperactivity disorder not just a childhood problem. Star-Telegram, Sunday, May 08 2011

Seattle & New York: ADHD: Fixated by screens, but seemingly nothing else. Seattle Times from  The New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Perri Klass, M.D.


Texting after bedtime can make teens even moodier. The Daily Mail, Daniel Bates, 8 November 2010

How ADHD forced my son out of school. Rebecca Harvey, The Telegraph, 22 October 2010

ADHD: genes play a role, but how crucial are they? Ian Sample, The Guardian, Sunday 3 October 2010

Making headway with adult ADHD sufferers. Croydon Advertiser, Friday, July 16, 2010

Do you have adult ADHD? The Times, April 6, 2010


Drugs help me concentrate.  Woman’s Own, January 2009.

British gas worker shows ADHD won’t stop her success, South Wales Echo,  Mar 16 2009

Bristol adult ADHD support group. Evening Post, November 2009.


ADD: not just child’s play. The Telegraph, 16 June 2008, Cassandra Jardine

AADD-UK Publications 

1. Services that are needed by adults with ADHD: Powerpoint presentation for UKAAN conference 2010

2. Professional services: the service user perspective: Powerpoint presentation for UKAAN & European Network Congress 22-23 September 2011

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Review date: 25/08/2015

Next review due: 26/08/2016

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