There is currently no definite cure for ADHD. However it can be managed with the help of appropriate educational support for behavioural therapies, and guidance and support for the parents and for their affected child/children. Parental and family support is vital to treatment for ADHD. Medication may also be prescribed in certain cases if necessary.
Certain psychotherapy methods, such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), are commonly used to manage the effects of ADHD. Furthermore, behaviour management skills for parents can be taught in classes, to help manage the stress and anxiety that may come with parenting a child with ADHD. Your child may also benefit from behaviour management techniques, in order to manage certain targeted behaviours, such as completing school work and improving organizational skills.
Some psychostimulant medications are thought to be highly effective in most children that have been diagnosed with ADHD. However, these commonly have mild side effects (e.g.
insomnia or headaches), and therefore need to be administered with the careful guidance of your child's paediatrician.