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Psychosocial and other non-pharmacological treatments 

Psychosocial and other non-pharmacological treatments
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Psychosocial and other non-pharmacological treatments
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Manfred Dpfner

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10.1093/med/9780199577651.003.0006
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date: 12 December 2019

Psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents with ADHD include

psychoeducation of the patient and their parents/teachers;

family based psychosocial interventions, in particular behavioural parent training

pre-school, kindergarten and school based psychosocial interventions

peer-focused behavioural interventions and social skills training

cognitive therapies for the child

Other non-pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents which have at least some empirical support include neurofeedback and diet

In adults smaller studies provide some support for coaching and cognitive behavioural interventions, in both individual and group formats that support an individual s self-management strategies.

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