Howie Mandel’s adultadhdisreal.com is part of his Adult ADHD Is Real campaign to increase awareness about adult ADHD which is treatable. Mandel’s adultadhdisreal.com website is raising attention of ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among adults.
The website is from Mandel and a coalition of groups increasing education of ADHD with help from Shire.
“When I was in high school, my impulsivity led me to all kinds of acts and pranks. I had trouble sitting still and could hardly focus or pay attention in class. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I was diagnosed with ADHD. I’m involved in the Adult ADHD Is Real campaign because I want adults to know that it’s never too late to seek help for ADHD. I hope that sharing my story encourages people to seek help. I didn’t let ADHD prevent me from achieving my goals and neither should anyone else.”
65% of children with ADHD reportedly may still have it as an adult.
“The symptoms of ADHD impact millions of adults at work, at home, and in relationships. The Adult ADHD Is Real campaign provides a much needed platform to educate people about the disorder,” says Lenard A. Adler, MD, Director of the Adult ADHD Program at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Although there is no cure for ADHD, there are treatment plans available that may help successfully manage ADHD symptoms. It’s important to speak with a doctor if you think you may have the disorder.”
The website presents information about symptoms, health care professionals information, links to psas, and more.
Says ACO, ADDA, and CHADD:
“It is imperative for the public to be aware that ADHD is a real disorder for those with ADHD, with potential consequences for adults with ADHD and everyone around them. We commend Howie for sharing his story and hope that it empowers other adults who think they may have the disorder to seek out more information on ADHD by visiting AdultADHDIsReal.com.”