Treatment for ADHD can involve a combination of medication, psychological counselling and skills training. How much of each treatment is needed will depend on the nature of the specific individual’s condition. It is important to note that while these treatments can help to manage the symptoms of ADHD, they should not be considered a cure.
Medications prescribed for ADHD can include; stimulants, such as lisamfetamine, dexamfetamine, methylphenidate, atomoxetine, and some other less known options.
The psychological counselling which is provided for adult ADHD typically involves psychotherapy, as well as skills training which can help you to improve symptoms. This can include learning methods to; reduce impulsive behaviour; improve self-esteem; problem solve; improve relationships with family and friends; cope with past failures in different aspects of life; control your temper; and improve organisational skills.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is another way of teaching specific skills to manage behaviour and change negative thinking patterns. Family therapy or marital counselling can be provided to loved ones living with someone who has the condition, helping them to cope better, and teaching them what they can do to help.