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Psychosocial Treatments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

Russell A. Barkley, MD

Published: October 1, 2002

Article Abstract

This article provides a brief overview of the major psychosocial treatments that have some efficacy for the management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Parent training in effective child behavior management methods, classroom behavior modification methods and academic interventions, and special educational placement appear to have the greatest promise of efficacy. Augmenting these, additional family therapy in problem-solving and communication skills and the coordination of multiple school resources across the day may be necessary. To be effective in improving prognosis, treatments must be maintained over extended periods of time.

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Volume: 4

Quick Links: ADHD , Neurodevelopmental


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