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What behavioral treatments are available for ADHD?


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2008-08-19 17:47:04
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There are various forms of behavioral treatments used for children with ADD/ADHD, including psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills training, support groups, and parent and educator skills training. An example of very intensive behavior therapy was used in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA), sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In the study, the child's teacher and the family participated in an all-day, 8-week summer camp. The camp aimed to improve social behavior, academic work, and sports skills. The therapist worked with teachers to develop behavior management strategies to help behavioral problems interfering with classroom behavior and academic performance. A trained classroom aide worked with the child for 12 weeks in his or her classroom to provide support and reinforcement for appropriate, on-task behavior. Parents met with the therapist alone and in small groups to learn ways for handling problems at home and school. The MTA study results show that long-term combination treatment (intensive behavioral intervention combined with medication) or medication management alone are more successful in reducing ADHD symptoms than intensive behavioral treatments alone or routine community treatments alone. The study also shows that combination treatment is better for other problem areas of functioning (such as anxiety, academic performance, parent-child relations, and social skills) than routine community care-only, medication-only, and behavioral treatment-only approaches. **You might find these useful in a no drug alternative energy medicine Australian Bush Flower Essences combinations Cognis (for short attention span and better retention and recall) Calm & Clear Essence for less repetitive actions and overall calmer.

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