What are psychosocial treatments for ADHD?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Psychosocial treatment is a form of behavioral therapy where a person can learn how to change his or her behavior. During psychosocial treatment a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will learn how to better control inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Adjusting these behaviors may result in improvements at school, work, and in personal relationships.

These behavioral therapies are often very effective at treating ADHD, especially when combined with ADHD medication treatment. Psychosocial treatment is most effective when started early in life, as soon as a diagnosis of ADHD is confirmed.

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