Psychosocial Treatment of ADHD

  • Joseph Sadek


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.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Family Therapy Psychosocial Treatment Parent Training ADHD Child 
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ADHD Guidelines Available on the Internet

  1. American Psychological Association:
  2. Australian ADHD Draft Guidelines:
  3. Canadian ADHD Guidelines:
  4. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE):

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Sadek
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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