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- Overall, we rate ADDitude Magazine a Pro-Science source based on publishing low biased information on ADHD that is reviewed by experts in the field.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1998, ADDitude Magazine is a quarterly magazine and website about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD ADHD). The official website for ADDitude magazine was launched in April 2007. According to their about page they “deliver expert advice and caring support, making us the leading media network for parents and adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)” The current Editor-in-chief is Susan Caughman.
Funded by / Ownership
ADDitude is owned by New Hope Media a private company based in New York. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and advertising, many of which are ads from the pharmaceutical industry promoting drugs to treat ADHD.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ADDitude publishes basic information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for Attention Deficit disorders and related conditions. Articles and headlines are typically not emotional such as this What is Sensory Processing Sensitivity? Traits, Insights, and ADHD Links. All articles reviewed were either properly sourced from credible outlets, written by experts, or reviewed by their “Medical Advisory Panel that is comprised of board-certified physicians and psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, professors, scientific researchers, therapists, and other experts in ADHD and its comorbid conditions.” In general, the information is low biased and pro-science.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate ADDitude Magazine a Pro-Science source based on publishing low biased information on ADHD that is reviewed by experts in the field. (2/17/2021)