There is no cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but treatment can reduce your symptoms and make the condition much less of a problem in day-to-day life. ADHD can be treated by using therapy or medication. But with a combination of both is the best way to treat it.
Treatment will usually be arranged by a specialist, such as a paediatrician or psychiatrist (an expert in mental and emotional health), although your condition may be monitored by your General Practitioner (GP).
|Medication help someone who has ADHD|
Medications for ADHD are not a permanent cure. Methylphenidate and dexamfetamine based medications give a period of treatment during each day. Atomoxetine usually gives a longer period of treatment.
Medications can help someone who has ADHD to:
- Concentrate better
- Be less impulsive
- Feel calmer
- Learn and practice new skills
Different therapies can be useful in treating ADHD in children, teenagers and adults as well as taking medication. Therapy is also effective in treating additional problems, such as conduct or anxiety disorders, that may appear with ADHD. Therapies outlined below can be carried out with the help of a number of healthcare professionals, including:
Experts trained to provide talking therapies that aim to help people cope better with their life and mental health condition.
Medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Healthcare professionals who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions.
- Social workers
Experts often used to bridge the gap between mental health services and the wider social service provision and provide advice on a variety of practical issues.
If you or your child had been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you can contact Chinese Master to request a professional advice or treatment.