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What Are The Treatments For ADHD?

Introduction

What are the different types of therapy that can be used to treat ADHD?  Is it just therapy?  Is it just medication?  To be specific, it is a combination of both therapy and medication.

Medication

According to www.aacap.org, medication is one treatment for ADHD.  According to www.aacap.org, it is important to remember that medication does not cure ADHD.  It only helps individuals with ADHD improve their symptoms and remain stabilized.

What Are The Two Different Types Of Medications For ADHD?

According to www.aacap.org, there are two different types of medications for ADHD.  They include stimulants and non-stimulants.  According to www.aacap.org, stimulants include methylphenidate and amphetamine salts.  According to www.aacap.org, non-stimulants include atomoxetine, guanfacine and clonidine.

When Should You Stop Taking Your ADHD Medication?

According to www.aacap.org your child may stop taking his or her ADHD medication when:

  • Your child has been symptom-free for more than a year while on medication,
  • Your child is doing better and better, but the dosage has stayed the same,
  • Your child’s behavior is appropriate despite missing a dose or two,
  • Or your child has developed a newfound ability to concentrate.

Should You Consult With Your Doctor Before Stop Taking Your Medication?

Yes, you should absolutely consult with your doctor before your stops taking his or her ADHD medication.  You want to make sure your child is doing well in the eyes of the doctor.  Your doctor may see something that you do not see.  You never know.  Always work with caution.

Therapy

According to www.aacap.org, therapy such as psychotherapy and support groups are two types of therapy that can be used to treat ADHD for your child.  It is important to remember that ADHD is not the only type of treatment for ADHD.  Therapy such as psychotherapy and support groups are also effective measures for the treatment of ADHD.

Conclusion

To end this specific article, the different treatment methods have been mentioned for ADHD.  They include medication.  According to www.aacap.org, there are stimulants, including methylphenidate and amphetamine salts, in addition to non-stimulants, such as atomoxetine, guanfacine and clonidine.  In addition to medications such as stimulants and non-stimulants, therapy is another type of treatment method for patients with ADHD.  According to www.aacap.org, different types of therapy include psychotherapy and support groups.  Psychotherapy can include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, in addition to behavioral therapy.  Support groups can include social skills groups or anger management groups.

What Are The Treatments For ADHD?


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). What Are The Treatments For ADHD?. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 26, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/08/what-are-the-treatments-for-adhd/

 

Last updated: 21 Aug 2017
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