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How is ADHD treated?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cannot be cured, but the goal of treatment is to help: Reduce and manage disruptive behaviors so that they have less impact on the child's well-being and development - this may involve medications, counselling and psychotherapy, and; Support parents, carers and other family members through information and counselling programs to help them to understand ADHD and learn techniques to reduce and better manage disruptive behavior. Medications may be prescribed for children with ADHD, particularly those with more severe symptoms. Medications for ADHD are only prescribed under strict regulations, and children who take them need to see their specialist regularly for review.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Oppositional defiant disorder


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