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‚ÄčTreatment for ADHD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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A variety of treatment options are available for children, adolescents, and adults at the ADHD Across the Lifespan Program.

With treatment, many people with ADHD can be successful and productive at school, work, and in their daily lives. 

Treatments are informed by research and are reviewed on a regular basis so updates and adjustments may be made on the basis of patient need.

Comprehensive Assessment

  • Determine the nature of the individual's ADHD (specific problem areas, history of the problems)
  • Identification of other mental health concerns that may be present
  • Determine the impact of ADHD symptoms on school, work, home, relationships, self-esteem, etc.
  • Collection of information from several sources, such as family, teachers, friends, and co-workers
  • Collection of medical history
  • Integration of all information for initial diagnosis and treatment planning

Evidenced-Informed Treatment

Individual Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: focus on building organization, planning, time management, and other skills
  • Parent Education and Training: learn techniques for supporting school-age children with ADHD
  • Parent-Teen Negotiation: family sessions to address parent and teen communication problems
  • Executive Function Skill Training: for all age groups (contact us for information)

Group Therapy

  • Adult ADHD Skills Group
  • Study Skills Groups for Adolescents
  • College Transition Group

Medication Management

  • Upon request, a psychiatrist will assist patients and families in choosing and monitoring medication.

School/Community Education and Outreach

  • Trainings and presentations available for professionals who work with individuals with ADHD
  • Community education available to parent and adult groups