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Welcome to ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.

This website contains just a fraction of the information that we have on ADHD. If you would like to know more, visit our Bookstore. It has a wide range of resources about all aspects of ADHD and associated conditions, with special sections for parents, children, teenagers and professionals.

If you would like to talk to someone about ADHD, telephone us on 020 8952 2800, or you can send us an e-mail if you have any questions or need more information about anything you see on this site.

ADDISS is a proud member of ADHD Europe, an organisation founded to advance the rights of, and advocate on every level throughout Europe for people affected by AD/HD and co-morbid conditions in order to help them reach their full potential.

1 2 3 Magic Practitioner training courses for 2023


ADHD Awareness Month 2020 - Common Questions, Reliable Answers

Working in partnership with organisations around the globe, we've reached out to people with ADHD and their families across the globe to find the most commonly asked questions. We've taken these questions to world-leading ADHD experts, who have given us answers you can rely on! Check out these answers at For more information, visit our 2019 project website on myths and facts at


ADDISS is determined to continue supporting people with ADHD during these difficult times, and we appreciate the support of each and every one of our members and the ADHD community. For more information on how to access support during this crisis, please see our Facebook page, where you can get in touch if you need us.

We know that this pandemic is creating new challenges for people with ADHD, so we'd like to share this guidance from the European ADHD Guidelines Group - click here to view a PDF article.


We now have a dedicated page listing several ways you can help support us in our work. Please follow THIS LINK for more information.

We are pleased to announce a new and exciting way to support ADDISS that won't cost you a penny. In fact, it could even save you money on your online shopping!

We have partnered with Savoo who will donate to ADDISS every time you search online via their website. In fact, you can make it even easier by making "" your default search engine! It's totally free, and would help us a great deal.

All you have to do is follow this link, click "Support this cause", set up a free account, and start searching!

Savoo is also a great way to save money. If you visit Savoo, click "Support this cause", and set up an account you can find voucher codes for hundreds of your favourite shops including Boots, John Lewis, Amazon, and many many more. Every time you use one of those voucher codes Savoo will donate to ADDISS, and you will save money on your shopping!

And, if you're shopping with Amazon, use Amazon Smile instead of the normal - If you make ADDISS your chosen charity, Amazon will donate a small percentage of their profit from your purchase to ADDISS at NO COST to you!

For more information on this and other ways to support ADDISS, click here

Put Yourself back in control.

Train your child to do what you want them to do. Easy to follow steps for disciplining without yelling, arguing or smacking. proven successful programme.

The 1 2 3 Magic programme is highly recommended by ADDISS as behavioural intervention for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviours. We have now trained over 200 practitioners to deliver this programme to parents in the UK. Please contact us to find if there is a group running near you.

Buy the 1-2-3 Magic Book on-line now for £13.50 including Postage and packing.
Just click here.

The Tipping Points
By Phil Anderton PhD
What professionals should recognise as the social impact of ADHD.
Retired police officer Phil Anderton brings us a unique book looking at how young people with poorly managed ADHD are at risk of following a path into crime, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and personal danger, and outlines ways to reduce those risks with easy to follow and pragmatic text and checklists. The book, the first of its kind also has advice for magistrates and the police when coming into contact with these young people.
Order your copy now for
£9.99 plus £1.50 postage
You can buy it online now. Just click here

"As an adult who has ADHD, from childhood, and I have had my fair share of issues with the police and courts as a consequence, I really appreciate the interest in this subject being taken by Phil Anderton. This book should be read by anyone and everyone who deals with youngsters who have the disorder, if the people who looked after me had recognised my Tipping Points and done right by me, I might not have the criminal record that I have."
Gary Sendall, Founder WADDSUPP, adult ADHD support group in the Wirrall

"Many books seek to promote awareness of ADHD among the public but very few do so with as splendid a combination of science and compassion as does Mr. Anderton in this up-to-the-minute summation of what parents and others should know about ADHD and its management."
Professor Russell Barkley, SUNY Upstate Medical School

"This book is very welcome – it takes the lessons from the scientific study of ADHD and applies them to a social and justice perspective. It deserves to be read widely, especially by those who doubt whether the individual’s vulnerability of ADHD is relevant to how society should react."
Professor Eric Taylor, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London

"Phil Anderton, an experienced police officer, has seen that many who get in trouble with the law have ADHD. In this book he clearly describes what ADHD is and makes very practical suggestions for how those with ADHD can be powerfully helped by appropriate treatment. His approach is sensible, compassionate, and desperately needed."
Professor Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Dept of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine



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