What are the main components of the treatment strategy for pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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The 2 major components in the medical care of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), previously termed attention deficit disorder (ADD), are behavioral and pharmaceutical therapies. The pharmaceutical component is covered in Medication.

Most components of behavioral care take place outside of the primary care provider's office. Common components are briefly described below to assist in referral and consultation. Not all components are necessary for every child.


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