Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD is primarily treated using medication and psychotherapy. Depending on the case, you may be recommended to psychotherapy first, followed by medication in case of poor improvement or medication first, to be followed by psychotherapy. In most cases, a complete ADHD treatment plan will include education, therapy, medication, and involving family, so that they can offer support.
Many people with ADHD also benefit from assessing and treating any comorbid conditions, which may be treated separately, or alongside the ADHD diagnosis.
Medication for ADHD
ADHD is treated using either stimulant or non-stimulant medications. While stimulants have been the drug of choice for ADHD for most of history, doctors today recognize that these drugs are addictive and short acting, meaning it is difficult for a person with ADHD to successfully pace medication, use it to improve their life long-term, and continue to use it in a healthy way. Therefore, stimulant medications are typically issued with strong Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies (REMS) in place.