Lauren Stevenson, PsyD., Director
Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder often times includes medications to help with improving attention and concentration. At the same time, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is proven to be a highly effective approach that can improve a person's level of functioning by helping them take control of their life. Treatment includes developing organization and planning skills, enhancing attention and concentration while managing distractibility, and learning to think about problems and stressors in more adaptive and helpful ways.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and experiencing hyperactivity (over-activity).
Treatments can relieve many of the disorder's symptoms, but there is no cure. With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school and work and lead productive lives.
(National Institute of Mental Health)