Treatment for ADHD in Children
The treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) typically involves a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and educational interventions. The best treatment approach depends on the individual’s specific symptoms, preferences, and needs.
It’s important to recognize that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can persist into adulthood and present itself as a series of maladaptive behaviors, habits and routines that can affect every aspect of one’s life. Even people that enjoy great success in one area can struggle to maintain positive relationships and refrain from sabotaging their own health.
In recent years, utilizing brain stimulation has become an effective part of a comprehensive treatment plan for this neurological disorder. MeRT (Magnetic eResonance Therapy) is form of brain stimulation that helps parts of the brain not communicating as it should. A brain that is functioning optimally can lead to dramatic improvements and learning in all the traditional forms of therapy for ADHD. Some of those traditional therapies are listed below. MeRT can aid and accelerate the progress of these therapies.
Stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse), are often prescribed to manage ADHD symptoms. These medications can help improve focus, attention, and impulse control. Non-stimulant medications like atomoxetine (Strattera) and certain antidepressants (e.g., bupropion) may be used as alternatives or in combination with stimulants.
People who struggle with ADHD can wain from the need for medication, if they have learned to manage the behaviors associated with it.
Behavioral interventions can help individuals with ADHD develop strategies to manage their symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and behavioral coaching are often used to address specific challenges like time management, organizational skills, and impulse control. Behavior modification techniques, such as token economies and rewards systems, may also be employed.
Support groups and counseling:
Participating in support groups or individual counseling can provide emotional support, help individuals cope with challenges related to ADHD, and provide a platform for sharing experiences and strategies.
In recent years technologies that help with organization, time management, productivity, and focus have been developed. And they can be really great tools when used in conjunction with traditional therapies. In addition to this list, we like Sensa. Like any technology, parents should supervise and participate in their use.