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Treatment

Why do so many people with ADHD struggle to find relief from their symptoms? From taking away interventions too soon to trying therapy before medication, here are six common obstacles to successful treatment — and how to avoid them.

Introduction

ADHD is a disorder that affects the brain and behaviours. There’s no known cure for ADHD, but several options can help your child manage their symptoms.

Treatments range from behavioural intervention to prescription medication. Read on to learn about the options available today for treating ADHD.

Stimulant and non-stimulant medications

Medication is often an important part of treatment for a child with ADHD. However, it can be a difficult decision to make as a parent.

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly. It is a disorder that, without proper identification, treatment and management, can have serious and long lasting consequences and/or complications for an individual.
It is a genetic and long-term condition which affects learning and behaviour right through the school years and in many cases beyond into adulthood.