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What types of therapy treatments help with ADHD?

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These therapeutic treatments focus on changing behavior:   

  • Special education helps a child learn at school. Having structure and a routine can help children with ADHD thrive.  
  • Behavior modification teaches ways to replace bad behaviors with good ones. 
  • Psychotherapy (counseling) can help someone with ADHD learn better ways to handle their emotions and frustrations. It can also help improve self-esteem. 
  • Social skills training can teach behaviors, such as taking turns and sharing.  

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: "Behavioral Treatment for ADHD."

CHADD: "Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder."

News release, FDA.

FDA: “FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: "Behavioral Treatment for ADHD."

CHADD: "Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder."

News release, FDA.

FDA: “FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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