Behavioral Treatments for ADHD
Yes, there are effective behavioral interventions for ADHD!
Blake Lancaster, PhD, pediatric psychologist, presents a review of non-pharmacologic interventions for ADHD. The presentation includes an overview of current state of affairs in ADHD treatment, a review of behavioral approaches to treating ADHD, and recent research insights.
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My Child Doesn’t Need More Stimulation. So Why Treat His ADHD with Stimulants?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a crippling disorder with childhood onset. There are well-established treatments, including pharmacologic interventions that dramatically reduce the symptoms of ADHD. NYU Langone child psychiatrist Dr. Rahil Jummani discusses the disorder, how it is diagnosed, and effective therapies. The webinar also focuses on medication management of ADHD and developing an understanding of how stimulants and other medications for the disorder work.
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Is ADHD Treatment Effective? | Counseling vs. Psychiatry
This video answers the questions: Is ADHD untreatable? Is there an ADHD epidemic? Is ADHD a real disorder? What works better to treat ADHD: counseling or medication? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a controversial mental disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The recent surge in the number of people diagnosed, the increased use of medication designed to treat ADHD, and the overlap that ADHD has with normal childhood behavior has made this disorder a source of debate.
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US poison control centers receive 29 calls per day about children exposed to ADHD medications. (2018). Science Teacher, 85(5), 18–19.
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Hansa on Medicine: Treating ADHD Without Medication
Pediatrician Hansa Bhargava notes that one in two children with a new ADHD diagnosis are not prescribed behavioral therapy even though the CDC recommends it as part of first line treatment. Dr. Bhargava describes alternatives to medication, including their pros and cons.
ADHD in Children (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
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ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a common brain disorder among children. ADHD is a condition that affects millions of children.
What are the different types of ADHD? Types are inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type. What are the Symptoms of ADHD in Children? Hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms are being in motion constantly, frequent fidgeting or squirming in their seat and talking without restraint. Inattention symptoms can include not being able to focus on tasks. Not following directions and having difficulty in organizing.
What are the Causes of ADHD in Children? Several factors may influence the risk of a child having ADHD. Children can inherit ADHD. Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy may have higher risk of ADHD. Children exposed to lead, PCBs, or pesticides may also be at an increased risk. How is ADHD in Children Treated? Treatment options for ADHD focus on therapeutic and medical options. Prescription medications can also help to control symptoms. The medications are designed to help children focus better. Prescription medication will continue throughout childhood and into adulthood.
How is ADHD in Children Prevented? A healthy diet, routine doctor visits, and avoidance of alcohol and drugs. Cigarette smoking and second hand smoke increases the likelihood of ADHD. After the baby is born, parents must be aware of chemicals in the home. Intervention during the preschool years may mitigate the effects of ADHD. Intervention may include time for creative play and plenty of exercise. Be sure to speak to your doctor about your concerns.
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ADHD: What parents need to know about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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Many parents have questions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and are looking for guidance on how to identify it and care for a child with the disorder. We interviewed Dr. Barbara Calkins on Periscope today so she could share what parents need to know about ADHD. This interview was conducted by Korre Johnson, digital engagement manager, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Understanding the Nuances of ADHD | Michael Manos, PhD
Kids and adults who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder often struggle to pay attention to just one thing – they demonstrate symptoms of inattention, distractibility and hyperactive impulsive behavior. Because of the nature of the disorder, it’s best treated outside of the therapist’s office, at the point of contact, says pediatric psychologist Michael Manos, PhD. Learn what causes ADHD, how it works in the brain and strategies to overcome symptoms.
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Adult ADD - Mayo Clinic
Difficulty staying on task, being easily distracted, constantly losing things and never finishing projects. All are tell tale signs of adult attention deficit disorder. Lots of people think they may have adult ADD, but sometimes symptoms are the result of other issues. Let's go to Mayo Clinic to find out more about adult ADD.
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Child Behavioral Therapist | ADHD Behavioral Therapy - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This video series covers ADHD treatment, ADHD medication for children, ADHD medication side effects, and ADHD treatment without medication.
In this video, we cover behavioral therapy, ADHD therapy activities, counseling, parent-training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and child behavioral therapy techniques.
We share more information about what is ADHD in children, how to find a child behavioral therapist near me, create an attention deficit disorder planner, and other ADHD treatment for children.
If you're looking for a child behavioral therapist, help with ADHD behavioral therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) watch this video.
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The whole series will cover 4 standard treatments for ADHD in children including:
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Treating ADHD with Therapy
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common diagnosis in children and is increasingly a diagnosis for adults, too. But other than stimulant medication, how do you treat ADHD? Are there other options? As it so happens, therapy is an effective addition or alternative treatment! Find out how therapy can improve the lives of children and adults living with ADHD.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for ADHD
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When you are struggling with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or other various mental health issues; it can be hard to know who to get help from. I talk about their level of schooling and what they are able to do in practice, and how it will feel different to someone going to see them for help. As you will hear, most of these mental health professionals do very similar things, and to you (the client) it won’t feel much different. Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Psychologists pretty much do the same thing. They will see you in their office for 50 minutes, listen to you and offer some helpful tools and techniques. The most important thing to remember when picking a mental health professional is that you like them, feel they hear you and understand you, and you know you are working together to get better. That’s it! It doesn’t really matter how much schooling they had or how long they have been practicing, you just need to like them.I also think it’s important to know what their specialties are so that you know you are getting the help you need most. I hear from many of you that feeling like you aren’t getting any better or being given helpful tools can be really frustrating! Finding someone who specializes in what you are struggling with can help lessen the likelihood of that happening.I hope you found this helpful! I know finding the right professional can be scary, difficult, and often confusing. I hope this video helped clear up any confusion around who can do what and who we can look to for help. Please share! You never know who may be wanting to reach out for help and don’t know where to even start.
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Evidence-based treatment for ADHD in young children
Did you know the recommendations for treatment of children and youth with ADHD varies depending on the patient’s age? The guidelines for treating young children with ADHD between the ages of 3 and 6 are to provide behavior therapy as the first line of treatment. In this video you will learn to:
• Appreciate the many factors that may influence the presentation of ADHD in young children
• Identify specific evidence-based parent and/or teacher administered behavior therapy options
• Describe the importance of tracking and monitoring patients throughout the treatment process
• Recognize when behavior therapy is not offering improvements
• Identify how to proceed with weighing the option of medication
Mary Margaret Gleason, MD is a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in infant and early childhood mental health and the integration of mental health services into primary care. Currently, she is the clinical director of two early childhood mental health consultation programs and has been training director or associate training director for child psychiatry and triple board for the last 10 years.
Her academic interests focus on the early identification of childhood mental health disorders, early childhood mental health disorders in high risk children, and mental health consultative approaches. She has developed a screening tool to identify young children at risk for mental health concerns and has coordinated an effort to define the evidence base related to preschool medications.
In addition to other leadership positions in child psychiatry and pediatrics, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup, with colleagues she received the 2011 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Dr. William Pelham discusses evidence-based treatment options for ADHD. William Pelham, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University and the Director of the Center for Children and Families.
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Awakening the Mind - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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