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How can cognitive behavioral therapy help my child with ADHD?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy uses what your child's psychologist may call "mindfulness" techniques. To help your child improve their focus and concentration, they'll find out how to become aware and more accepting of their own thoughts and feelings.

SOURCES:
CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."
Felt, B. American Family Physician, October 2014.
Wolraich, M. Pediatrics, November 2011.
National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD."
The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD."
U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES:
CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."
Felt, B. American Family Physician, October 2014.
Wolraich, M. Pediatrics, November 2011.
National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD."
The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD."
U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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