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ADHD Treatment: Mind

Overview

Mind-oriented techniques such as behavioral treatment, education, psychotherapy, biofeedback and exercises that stimulate brain activity are well suited in the treatment of ADHD. People with ADHD and their caretakers can also benefit from support groups either directly related to the disorder or for an associated disorder such as alcoholism. Finally, some clinicians recommend limiting certain activities that could worsen the disorder such as excessive video game playing or watching too much TV.

Treatments

Effect of Behavioral Treatment on ADHD

The efficacy of behavioral treatment relies on the emotional development of both the patient and their caretaker to implement change. Parents who themselves are ADHD may be less successful at...

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Effect of Psychotherapy on ADHD

Psychotherapy is not the most effective treatment for treating ADHD in children—psychostimulants are. However, psychotherapy is often an important component in the treatment of ADHD in adolescents...

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Effect of Family Therapy on ADHD

Family therapy is ideally suited for people with ADHD. According to Gabor Maté, author of Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, family therapy is superior...

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Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on ADHD

CBT has been shown to be effective at reducing the symptoms of ADHD in both children and adults. In children, CBT can motivate a child to calm down enough to cope with school and other challenges. In...

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Effect of Educational Therapy on ADHD

“Feelings and learning go together,” according to Susan Micari, a board-certified educational therapist and board of director for the Association for Educational Therapists (AET).2 Speaking at the...

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Effect of Coaching on ADHD

Despite a dearth of formal research evidence, ADHD coaching is believed to be able to help individuals to boost their feelings of self-efficacy to make life changes. In addition, ADHD coaching can...

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Effect of Neurofeedback on ADHD

ADHD is a disorder of neural regulation. Neurofeedback training assumes that neural deficiencies are amenable to change using behavioral methods. The information gathered by the therapist and the...

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