Pan-Hellenic Association of individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperkinetic Disorder (ADHD)

Pan-Hellenic Association of individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperkinetic Disorder (ADHD)

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Being a parent or a teacher of a child who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or even an adult with ADHD ιs not an easy task. Often the difficulties you are confronted with appear insurmountable. However, as with every difficulty, there is much to be gained through knowledge and information. We hope that on our web site you will find all the information you need.
For most of you, coping with ADHD will probably be a lifelong experience. You are therefore likely to need a constant flow of information and practical advice to help you deal with your daily life and improve it. This is one of our goals. To provide you with everything you need by creating a center of information, support and education.

Our other basic goal is to protect the rights of people with ADHD. It's necessary• because, beyond the rather limited number of doctors who deal with ADHD, the disorder is not usually recognized as such
• because the educational and health systems do not keep up with scientific progress
• because prejudice and stereotypes are widespread
• because a child with ADHD may graduate from primary school before it's diagnosed
• because a well-coordinated course of treatment may not be provided
• because there is no strong lobby for the rights of children and adults with ADHD

This is why we need you to join us. To enable us to claim, for our children, an environment that will not reject and hurt them on a daily basis, that will give them the ability to learn how to manage their differentness and to transform many of the characteristics that are perceived today as handicaps into positive qualities.

In the history of the disorder there is a long list of people with ADHD who have become very successful in their adult life, in spite of their extremely low records of achievement at school, whether as children or adolescents.

But there is also a much longer list of people, whose intellectual development has been seriously held back in childhood or adolescence and who have never had the opportunity to develop their full potential. A timely diagnosis of the disorder, together with an integrative treatment approach and a supportive family environment should be sufficient to make this list much shorter.

You may have noticed, our site is currently being renovated and thus still incomplete. However, it will be constantly updated, with the voluntary contribution of experts who support our Association, so that you can be kept informed of what is going on in Greece or abroad, as far as ADHD is concerned.

Please get in touch with us by email or by phone. We will be happy to help you in whatever way we can, but above all please bring all your energy into play with us.

Thank you for visiting us. Stay tuned for more information, future events and activities we will be organizing in relation to ADHD,

Registration is free of charge