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ADHD Hungary is an organization that supports children and adolescents who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as their families. They do this by collaborating with a team of experts in this field, doctors, specialist pediatricians, psychologists and psychiatrists who work together, using their experience and knowledge to help patients with this condition.

ADHD is a disorder of attention and  hyperactivity that affects motor activity and learning. (In Hungarian it is known as figyelem zavar /disorder of attention/ - hyperactivity, hyperkinetic disorder (HKZ). Or as Zsuzsa László defined and =amed it : fimóta (figyelem, motoros aktivitás, tanulás nehézsége –serious difficulty of attention, motor activity and learning).

At present, approximately 1 in 5 children out of every 100 children in Hungary have ADHD, which is affecting their social and emotional development. These children are also at risk of suffering from other comorbid psychiatric diseases, which further disadvantages them. They often fall behind at school because of this condition and have difficulty forming conflict-free relationships, which affects their self esteem. The Feszek department of the Vadaskert Hospital has been giving behaviour therapy, social and cooperation development and enhancement of self-esteem to hyperactive 4-11 year-old children since 2005.

The permanent aim of ADHD Hungary is as follows:

  • to help hyperactive children with their studies, behaviour modification and quality of life;
  • to organize self-service teams;
  • to organize regular family forums for hyperactive children and their families, which are open to pediatricians and doctors who are working with children;
  • to prepare research studies and educational materials for pediatricians, doctors and parents;
  • to organize common leisure programmes, summer camps, sport and cultural programmes;
  • to give social and informal judicial help to those who need it;
  • to educate and train children, parents and pediatricians according to an elaborate protocol;
  • to compile educational materials (press releases, specific informational leaflets, trade books, CD-Roms, DVDs, etc.;
  • to create equal opportunities in favour of hyperactive children and their families and to develop a professional cooperation with the participants of health, educational and equal opportunities ministries;
  • to organize trainings, conferences and meetings;
  • to reform in favour of social consciousness of the ADHD Day;
  • to take part in national and international competitions;
  • to establish international relationships;
  • to inform the public.

Two family days and a professional day have been already organized by ADHD Hungary, which were very successful.

We have also managed to obtain a Parliamentary Audition, the first of its kind in Hungary in the case of ADHD. Since then, we have had professional discussions with the representatives of educational and medical ministries about the successful cooperation in the future.

We are planning an ADHD Day on September 20, 2008 when the experts, the families and the providers can meet.

You can find our specific programmes on our website: http://www.adhd-magyarorszag.com/. Here it is possible to register! On this website, we advise you continuously about our actual activities, changes in the law and other important matters that affect people with ADHD. We now also include a forum where it is possible to converse and get advice from one another.

ADHD Hungary was formally registered in 1997 (CLVI law, paragraph 26C) to provide health, social, educational, judicial, scientific and cultural aid for children and adolescents who have ADHD in Hungary.

We look forward to your comments and proposals, and thank you for any donations to: Account: CIB Bank 1070 0718 4381 9409 5110 0005

 



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