What psychosocial interventions are effective in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A number of psychosocial treatments are effective. These include behavioral parent training (BPT) and behavioral classroom management (BCM). [40] These are best used in conjunction with psychopharmacological approaches.

Emerging evidence shows that nonpharmacological treatments should be considered the first treatment for children with ADHD. For preschoolers, intervention is best with parental training. For school-aged children, interventions of group training for parents and classroom behavioral approaches might be enough. Severe cases benefit from medication and behavioral interventions. [41]


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