ADHD Treatments And Effects

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The symptoms differ from person to person. ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood.

It may take some trial and error to determine the best treatment for ADHD, but most treatments typically include medication, counseling, training, and education.

Counseling And Behavioral Therapy

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Counseling and behavioral therapy are often used in conjunction with other treatments. Behavioral therapy teaches individuals how to deal with stressful situations related to their ADHD, whereas family therapy is used to help everyone in the household deal with the individual who has ADHD. Psychotherapy enables an individual to discover and remedy any negative behavioral patterns they may have, and social skills training allows an individual to learn the appropriate behaviors in social settings.

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