Adult ADHD – U.S. Guidelines Fund

This fund will support the mission of My ADHD Foundation

My ADHD Foundation 

My ADHD Foundation was established to fund and disseminate the world’s literature on ADHD for health care providers, patients and families and policy makers. A current glaring omission in the United States is the absence of research-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults. While the international ADHD research community has published adult ADHD diagnostic and treatment guidelines, adult ADHD experts in the U.S. have yet to publish such guidelines. Without such guidelines, the field remains a hodgepodge of approaches.

My ADHD Foundation plans to provide support and funding in collaboration with national and international adult ADHD experts (clinicians, researchers, patient/family advocates, and social influencers) to:

  1. develop guidelines,
  2. publish guidelines in a U.S. scientific journal, and
  3. disseminate guidelines to health care providers, patients and families, insurers, policy makers, advocacy organizations and the general public.

The publication of adult ADHD guidelines will ensure that patients receive a consistently high quality of care from their providers across the United States regardless of where treatment is provided. The increase use of telemedicine for mental health services demonstrates the tremendous need by people around the country. While telemedicine has increased access to care, it has complicated the delivery of mental health care especially in adult ADHD. Regardless of where care is delivered (in-person, online, on the phone, etc.), the principles of treatment should follow standards of care and ethical guidelines established by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and other professional health care provider organizations.

My ADHD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with donations directed to a donor advised fund. 

Why Donate?

There is so much miscommunication on diagnosing and treating ADHD that with your donation, we, together, can advance the care with research-based, clinically influenced guidelines. We are the only U.S. non-profit foundation supporting the development and publication of these guidelines.

100% of every donated dollar will be invested for research grants for this project. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants from the ADHDWorldFoundation.

Without United States adult ADHD guidelines providing guidance to health care providers, the field remains adrift with ineffective and unproven approaches. Misinformation (inaccurate information) and disinformation (information deliberately undermining patients’ pursuit of research founded diagnosis and treatment) continue to keep people from seeking a diagnosis and treatment that can transform their lives, relationships, and self-confidence.

We are setting a fund-raising goal of $63,000 for this project to cover literature reviews, collaboration of experts, scientific writing, and publication submission. And every single donation from individuals like you will get us there. For updates on our progress, register at MyADHDFoundation.

Donations to the My ADHD Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The My ADHD Foundation does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

When you click the Donate button, you will notice the donation goes through the Upstate Foundation website. ALL your donation dollars come to the MyADHDFoundation.

Thank you for your consideration in helping support this critical goal.

David W. Goodman, M.D.
Founder and Director, My ADHD Foundation

David W. Goodman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Upstate Medical University. He is also Director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland and Director of Suburban Psychiatric Associates, LLC. After completing his psychiatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he has continued to teach psychiatric residents at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 30+ years.

Dr. Goodman has presented over 600 lectures national and internationally to primary care physicians, psychiatrists, medical specialists and the public.  His psychiatric commentary has been featured on national (ABC World News, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, ESPN Sports Center, National Public Radio) and regional television around the country, PBS and national affiliate stations, national magazines (U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Weekend Magazine, Boston Globe, BusinessWeek) and radio interviews around the country.

Dr. Goodman has been an ADHD consultant to Major League Baseball and World Anti-Doping Agency and is now a consultant to the National Football League. As a consultant, he has evaluated and treated athletes from Division I colleges to the Olympic level athletes. He was Secretary and now Treasurer for the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), and a former board member now consultant to the Children and Adults with ADHD Association (CHADD).

Dr. Goodman has been a Principal Investigator for multi-site Phase II and III drug trials for the treatment of adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Goodman is the lead author on the largest adult ADHD trial published and the lead author on the largest survey assessment of physician clinical practice for adults with ADHD. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored four book chapters and The Black Book of ADHD. He has served as a prepublication peer reviewer for several national and international psychiatric journals.

As you see, Dr. David W. Goodman has committed his entire professional career to advance the education, advocacy, and treatment of ADHD in adults. After treating thousands of patients, he and his colleagues want to address the unmet and critical need for published U.S. research-based guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults in this country.  With donation, you will help us accomplish this critical goal.