Effective treatments are available for the treatment of ADHD.
ADHD can be treated with medications, and psychotherapy. Medications and therapy combination works best.
There are 2 types of medicines used for the treatment of ADHD:
Stimulants – methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and lisdexamfetamine
Non stimulants – atomoxetine and guanfacine
The medications do not provide a cure for ADHD but help improve symptoms and reduce distress.
The medication is initiated by a specialist and once stable the prescribing can be continued by your GP.
There are generic and specialised form of therapies available for ADHD.
As well as taking medicine, different therapies can be useful in treating ADHD in children, teenagers and adults. Therapy is also effective in treating additional problems, such as conduct or anxiety disorders, that may appear with ADHD.
Some of the therapies that may be used are outlined below:
Psychoeducation: helps you understand the condition, and can help you to cope and live with ADHD.
Behaviour therapy: involves behavioural management, may included neurocognitive methods to increase positive behaviours and reduce negative ones.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): helps by improving the thoughts, feelings and behaviours behind ADHD and its manifestations.
ADHD or life coaching: helps to change negative working patterns.
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