For Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Kids, Parents Should Begin With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs

 

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For ADHD in Kids, Parents Should Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommended that before giving medicine to a young child, parents should be referred for training in behavior therapy.

But according to the new CDC report, about 75 percent of young children being treated for ADHD are started on drugs, and only about half get any type of psychological services, including behavior therapy. ADHD News & Research Parents Raising Children with ADHD: Start with Behavior Therapy, Not Medication A new report released by the CDC shows the gap between medication use and recommended behavioral therapy for young children with ADHD. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommended that before giving medicine to a young child, parents should be referred for training in behavior therapy. But according to the new CDC report, about 75 percent of young children being treated for ADHD are started on drugs, and only about half get any type of psychological services, including behavior therapy. TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say.

Used with or without medication, behavioral therapy can help your child curb symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness. It can help your child do better in school, but you have to. Experts recommend that healthcare providers refer parents of children younger than 12 years old for training in behavior therapy. For children younger than 6 years old, parent training in behavior management should be tried before prescribing ADHD medicine.

In children age six and older, the guidelines say that either behavior therapy or medication alone can be helpful in treating ADHD, and a combination of treatments may be best. New research indicates that for all children with ADHD — including those age six and older — starting treatment with BPT is the best strategy. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often constantly moving or fidgeting, have trouble focusing, and struggle to process information as rapidly or correctly as other children.

This can affect how they interpret the consequences of their behavior, which can be frustrating for parents and teachers.

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Medication is considered to be the most effective method of treating ADHD.15 However, behavioral therapy for parents of children with ADHD may also be useful to assist parents in managing their children most effectively.

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Because these associated features, together with family function, robustly predict longterm outcome of children with ADHD, treatment with stimulants alone may not significantly improve outcomes for these children.

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While medications have proven to be of short term benefit for children with ADHD, longitudinal studies reveal that medication is only one aspect of treatment and that without behavioral interventions, the child’s difficulties at home and at school are likely to persist.

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from Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience
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Given that stimulant medications have proven to be among the most effective treatments for these children (Connor, 2006), clinicians should discuss this treatment with parents upon making the diagnosis of ADHD.

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Recent research by NIMH suggests that these medicines may also help children with an accompanying conduct disorder to control their impulsive, destructive behaviors.

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Parents need to be open to all possible strategies to treat ADHD (medication, child and associated family therapy, and communication with school personnel).

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However, parental concerns about the rising rate of stimulant prescription, potential sideeffects of long-term medication, and the growing use of psychostimulant medication in preschool children make professional consultation for ADHD difficulties an option of last resort.

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Further, it suggests it is reasonable to consider medication as first-line treatment for children with ADHD and, if carefully monitored, medication alone without intensive behavioural intervention may be adequate.

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With older children and adolescents, it is important to discuss the use of medication with them and to explain its rationale in the treatment of ADHD.

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Despite the concern that ADHD may increase the risk of abuse in adolescents and young adults (or their associates), to date there is no clear evidence that stimulanttreated ADHD children abuse prescribed medication when appropriately diagnosed and carefully monitored.

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  • I’m a personality focused on growth and learning. I prefer holistic treatment.
    I tried everything: mindfulness, meditation, yoga, healthy lifestyle.
    But still I can’t focus 200% on my work. What to do next?

  • Kyle is sooooo my daughter
    Esp the part that he’s aware of what he does
    She knows how to push buttons
    Bully kids

    I can understand his mom

  • Thanks for these wise suggestions. The people who clicked the thumb down for this video are the ones who most need the advice it contains.

  • I am not in school anymore cuz I just can’t handle it anymore cuz I couldn’t concentrate on anything my classmates knew I had trouble with it and I purposely made me not be able to concentrate and pick tell me about it

  • Regarding Kyle, I’m going to keep my comments to myself for the most part. And God bless the parents that can care for and love the child with such a disability.

  • Hello Doctor. My child sleeps well, drinks plenty of water too. But as ADHD is the problem, she cannot sit in one place, forget meditating…. Please suggest any other options.

  • Stop talking about ADHD as if it was a geniune and established physical condition. It is a fictional creation a social construction.

  • tdlr:
    — behavioral therapy
    — medications
    — get more sleep
    — drink water
    — excercise
    — meditate (i play animal crossing fishing game without the music and ramble about whatever i want usually whatever is wrong that day to find solutions)

  • Very nice information. In Ayurvedic system of medicine, the treatment of ADHD is possible without any side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers Brahmi and Gotukola Capsules for the effective management of ADHD.