Effects Of Adhd On Children And Adolescents With Adhd

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ADHD Treatment ADHD is not a curable condition but it is treatable, and treatment can begin at any age. The use of medication is the most common form of treatment. Stimulants are the best-known treatments and have been used for over 50 years (KidsHealth, n.d.). Non-stimulants and antidepressants are good alternatives to the use of stimulants. Research has shown medications used to help curb impulsive behavior and attention difficulties are more effective when combined with behavioral therapy (KidsHealth, n.d.). Behavior therapy provides for the development of strategies that assist in creating living routines, limiting distractions, limiting choices and getting organized all of which helps reduce the symptoms of ADHD (KidsHealth, n.d.). Other treatments including megavitamins, special diets, visual training and one on one psychotherapy have been tried. However, scientific research has not found these treatments to be effective (KidsHealth, n.d.). For children and adolescents with ADHD, early identification and treatment promises to reduce the negative outcomes experienced by those individuals that are unrecognized and untreated and can reduce the possibility of future criminal behavior (U.S. Department of Justice, 2001). In most cases, the first line treatment for these individuals is a comprehensive program including medication and programs that address psychological, behavioral, educational and occupational needs.(Young ,S., & Thome, 2011). It is extremely
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