Guidelines For Choosing a Treatment Program For Teens With ADHD

Many adolescents who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience a number of behavioral and academic problems that can limit their success in interpersonal relationships, school, and individual achievement. These adolescents may lack self-control, have greater difficulty making friends and finding acceptance, be more likely to abuse substances, become involved in delinquency, or experience anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders. Most health care and psychological professionals agree that the best way to treat ADD/ADHD is with the use of both medication and behavioral modification techniques. The National Institute of mental health (NIMH)...

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