PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How does cognitive behavioral therapy help a child with ADHD?

ANSWER

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

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , 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."






American Family PhysicianPediatrics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , 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."






American Family PhysicianPediatrics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

How will a psychiatrist help my child with ADHD?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.