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What are alternative therapies for children with ADHD?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

In psychosocial treatment therapies, children learn how to change some of the impulsive, inattentive, and hyperactive behaviors that occur with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Since most children with ADHD grow up to have symptoms of ADHD in adulthood, psychosocial treatments can be a great investment in a child's future. When a child is encouraged and consistently taught effective behavior management techniques, they can take these abilities with them as they grow. Parents and educators who enforce psychosocial treatment strategies play a huge role in helping children with ADHD learn effective problem-solving skills for life. The National Resource Center on ADHD reports that over time psychosocial treatments like behavior modification often foster better behaviors in children with ADHD.

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