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ADHD

  • Johnny L. Matson
  • Jasper A. Estabillo
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Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Abstract

One of the most common and frequently researched topics in the child mental health field is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Rates of the disorder in children have been rising rapidly, and in recent years, large numbers of adults have also been diagnosed with the disorder. These trends have led some researchers to refer to these developments as an epidemic. In most cases, the person diagnosed with ADHD is prescribed a stimulant medication. Often a second class of add-on medications is prescribed as well. Generally, these add-on drugs are atypical antipsychotic medications. Psychological treatments are also sometimes used, often in combination with medication. A review of common treatment protocols for children and adolescents will be the primary focus of this chapter.

Keywords

ADHD Treatment Parent training Behavioral intervention Stimulant drugs Children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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