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Therapy for ADHD

Psychological therapy for ADHD may help children, teenagers and adults with ADHD, often in combination with medication.

The approach for therapy may involve counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is called a talking therapy. Getting a child to talk about their ADHD and how it affects them can help them cope with the condition and make more sense of the diagnosis.

Behaviour therapy

Behaviour therapy is an approach taken to help manage a child's behaviour. This may involve teachers and parents using both rewards and penalties to encourage a child to control ADHD symptoms.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT may help a child with ADHD to change the way they think and feel about problems and behaviour.

Social skills training

A child with ADHD may benefit from role-play lessons on how to behave in different social situations.

Parent training and education programmes

As well as therapy for a child with ADHD, special training for parents can help with effective ways of talking, playing and working with a child with ADHD.

Parents of a child with ADHD may benefit from joining a support group like ADDISS - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on November 04, 2015

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