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Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The goal of treatment is to manage symptoms. How this is done depends on a child's age and the problems they are having. Behavioral therapy will be needed. Parents and school staff will play a role in this therapy. Younger children may start with therapy to see if it helps before trying other treatments, such as medicine. Older children may be started with medicine and have therapy at the same time. Changes will also need to be made to home and school settings to ease stress. Treatment will be closely watched to make sure that it is helping.

Treatment may involve:


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  • Kari Kuenn, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.