How should treat ADHD in their various subtypes ?

Written by: Dr. Jordi Sasot Llevadot
Edited by: Top Doctors®

ADHD treatment at various subtypes should be multimodal, that is, has to encompass various aspects and complement together. Requires educational counseling of parents and collaboration with the school.

psychological and psycho-pedagogical treatments are usually necessary (NICE, 2009). The first is advisable that are cognitive behavioral orientation and the latter should help solve specifically learning difficulties consequential to atentivos and executive function deficits, these latter of great importance in the inattentive patient.

Also, note that they are not sufficiently useful the pedagogical practices of tutoring, or substitute an appropriate personal Psicopedagogico Kumon treatment techniques or other recognized without any scientific evidence. (NICE, 2009).

There are two basic forms of psychological intervention, both complementary: direct intervention with the child and intervention by adults, key in the environment of the child, mainly parents and teachers.

-The direct intervention is done by cognitive-behavioral procedures, they may include several strategies such as self-instruction training, problem solving, control of emotions (anger ) and assertive techniques. Parent training makes learning techniques to promote the appearance and eliminate the frequency of certain behaviors.

-The intervention through parents is effective for:

a ) decreasing behaviors overactivity, impulsivity and inattention,

b ) reduce the frequency of maladjusted behavior and increase compliance,

c ) increasing effort attitudes and behaviors of attention on schoolwork and

d ) reduce aggressive behaviors that arise from the lack of adequate impulse control.

Finally, in knowledge of the pathogenesis of ADHD, the psychopharmacological treatment is in most cases the variable key therapeutic"per se"to allow the rest of the therapeutic resources to achieve their goals.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jordi Sasot Llevadot
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

It is an eminence in psychiatry and pediatrics, currently heads the Unit paidopsychiatry the Teknon Medical Center and former president of the Catalan Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, he combines his consultation with the position of professor of Graduate Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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