What psychotherapeutic options may be beneficial in the treatment of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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For adolescents, ADHD (ADD) coaching, participating in a support group, or both can help normalize the disorder and assist them in obtaining well-focused peer feedback and general information.

Counselors such as psychologists, behavioral developmental pediatricians, clinical social workers, and advanced practice nurses who are well familiarized with ADHD (ADD) can be invaluable to affected children and their families.

Behavioral modification and family therapy are usually necessary for optimal care.

Refer parent(s) for evaluation of ADHD (ADD), if suspected.

Coexisting conditions must be addressed as part of therapy.


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