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Guide to ADHD


There is no "cure" for ADHD, but your doctor will suggest a number of treatment strategies that can help control your child's symptoms and make it easier for him to lead a normal, happy, successful life. Common treatment strategies include a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, parent training and school accommodations. Although controversy has continued to shadow ADHD treatments, most research shows that a combination of medication and behavioral therapy is most effective for most children.

Treatment can begin immediately, but while some children see nearly instant improvements, others must try a number of medications, dosages and therapies before getting optimum results.