1Pediatra di famiglia ASL NA1-48, Promotore del Progetto ADHD “Parents for Parents”, Presidente dell’AIFA Onlus 2Genitore di un bambino con ADHD, Vicepresidente dell’AIFA Onlus
THE ADHD “PARENTS FOR PARENTS” PROJECT
Key words: ADHD, Parenting, Psychotropic drugs, Lay association
Parents of ADHD children face a number of problems that range from parental stress and
family dysfunction to difficulties in access to appropriate diagnostic and treatment facilities.
The picture risks to be further complicated by the media which often fail to provide scientifically
based and appropriate information, as recently shown by media campaign carried
out in Italy against the use of psychotropic drugs in children. The ADHD “Parents for Parents”
project aims at collecting and circulating evidence-based information among ADHD
parents and provide support to their everyday struggle.