Will ADHD treatment help my child with her social skills?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) usually helps children with their social skills. Kids with ADHD often do not realize that their behavior is inappropriate. They do not understand why they have trouble making friends. Treatment helps them gain control over impulsive behavior and lets them pay more attention during social interactions. Working with a social skills therapist can help kids with ADHD learn how to interact better with their peers and other people.

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ADD/ADHD Treatment

ADD/ADHD Treatment

Because the symptoms of ADD/ADHD vary, treatment varies. Treatment may include medication, but lifestyle changes such as proper diet and outdoor exercise can help reduce ADD symptoms. Behavioral cognitive therapy can help those wi...

th ADD/ADHD improve focus and minimize distractions. Without proper treatment, children and adults with ADD and ADHD can develop drug and alcohol problems, and untreated children with ADD/ADHD have a higher likelihood of not finishing high school. However, with proper treatment, many patients are able to organize their lives, hold jobs and care for themselves.

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