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Saturday 01 December 2001

Psychosocial treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children.

By: Barkley RA.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63 Suppl 12:36-43

This article provides a brief overview of the major psychosocial treatments that have some efficacy for the management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Parent training in effective child behavior management methods, classroom behavior modification methods and academic interventions, and special educational placement appear to have the greatest promise of efficacy. Augmenting these, additional family therapy in problem-solving and communication skills and the coordination of multiple school resources across the day may be necessary. To be effective in improving prognosis, treatments must be maintained over extended periods of time.

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