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Psychosocial Treatment of ADHD

  • Joseph Sadek
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Abstract

Management of ADHD is viewed as a multimodal approach that involves medications, medical management, educational and vocational, and behavioral interventions. Some authors suggest that the clinical benefits of medications are not extended to all areas of impairment or patients may be unresponsive or intolerant of medications, others suggest that most presentations of ADHD in children and adults are associated with behavioral problems and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Therefore, a complete and comprehensive therapeutic intervention devised for a given individual should include non-pharmacological therapies that are evidence based.

Keywords

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Family Therapy Psychosocial Treatment Parent Training ADHD Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Sadek
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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