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What does behavioral therapy of ADHD involve?

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Behavioral therapy is designed to help a child curb problematic behaviors. This may involve helping the child learn to organize time and activities, or it could help a child complete homework. It may also involve helping the child control his or her impulses and how they handle their emotions.

From: ADHD Multimodal Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Neuroscience for Kids: "ADHD Gets Some Attention."

U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home."

The National Resource Center on ADHD: "Treatment Overview."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD Follow-Up: Changes in Effectiveness and Growth After the End of Treatment."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

FDA: "Risks for ADHD Drugs Outlined in Patient Guides."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Neuroscience for Kids: "ADHD Gets Some Attention."

U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home."

The National Resource Center on ADHD: "Treatment Overview."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD Follow-Up: Changes in Effectiveness and Growth After the End of Treatment."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

FDA: "Risks for ADHD Drugs Outlined in Patient Guides."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

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