by Dr. Aarohi Vachhrajani

  • The treatment is the most important part in ADHD.
  • ADHD can not get cured but if it can be well treated then it proves really helpful for the kid who is having it.

The treatment combines 2 different parts:

  1. Medications
  2. Different Therapeutic Approaches
  • Both these approaches are very helpful in treating ADHD.
  • There are different types of medications which are used according to the severity of symptoms.
  • They used according to the need of child.
  • With the combination of medication the different therapeutic approaches are also important.
  • They also play major role in the treating the child with ADHD.



⮚  The Treatment for ADHD can help in relieve the symptoms and  also make the condition as  much less of a problem in everyday  life.

⮚  The plan of  treatment   is usually  designed  by a specialist, such as a pediatrician or psychiatrist or psychologist.

  1. Medications



⮚  The medications plays an important role in the treatment of ADHD.

⮚  If it can be given properly to the child then it proves very beneficial for a child.

There are many different types of medications available for treating the ADHD.

  1. Therapeutic Approach


  • As well as taking medication, different therapies can be useful in treating ADHD in children, teenagers and adults.
  • Therapy is also effective in treating the problems which are combined with ADHD.
  • Some of therapies are following:

A.) Psychoeducation



⮚  The main aim of Psychoeducation is  the parents and their child  will be encouraged to discuss ADHD and its effects with  the therapist.

B.) Behavior therapy

Behavior therapy


  • Behavior Therapy (BT) can provides support for careers of children with ADHD and may involve teachers as well as parents.
  • Behavior therapy mainly involves the behavior management, which uses a system of rewards to encourage the child to try to control their ADHD.
  • The Behavior Therapy can include different types of counselling and training programs.


  • They are following:

A.) Parent training and education programs

B.) Social Skill Training

C.) Teacher Training Programs

Teacher training programs


  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT):-

Cognitive therapy


  • The Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT is a most important and commonly used therapy that can help to manage the  problems by changing the way to  think and behave.
  1. Food and Diet Supplements For Children with ADHD



  • Some studies shows that the change or modification in diet plan of children with ADHD can help them a lot.
  • It creates a healthy lifestyle of the child and by getting proper nutrition the child’s mental and physical growth can be more positive.
  • Sometimes it helps to control the symptoms of ADHD.
  1. Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Therapy

Occupational therapy


  • Both these therapies are very helpful and needful for children with ADHD.



  • They helps to manage symptoms and also helps to reduce them.
  1. Special Education

Special education


  • Sometimes the child with ADHD is not cop up with normal school standards, so for them the Special Education Program is very helpful.
  • This Program is specially designed by special educators, which knows the needs and the main focus areas of child.
  • So People, if your child has ADHD then without getting hesitate, start the treatment as early as possible.
  • It is beneficial for you and your child both.
  • It can help your child to deal and live with ADHD and yes it also helps to manage the hyperactivity and temper of your child.
  • You can take help of Pediatrician, Psychologist Or Behavioral therapist to design the treatment protocol.


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