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Treatment for ADHD

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There are several different options for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depending on the specific needs of each child and family.


Treatment may involve different health professionals, including a doctor, psychiatrist, paediatrician, psychologist or family therapist. Parents - and possibly schoolteachers too - need to be actively involved in the treatment plan.

Treatment may include:

  • psychological treatments
  • positive parenting strategies
  • medication
  • school support
  • an education plan for the classroom.

Psychological treatments, such as behaviour therapy, may help a child develop strategies and skills for learning and behaviour.

Last reviewed: November 2016

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