Psychosocial Interventions in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Update

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common reason for referral to child and adolescent psychiatry clinics. Although stimulant medications represent an evidence-based approach to managing ADHD, psychosocial interventions for child/adolescent ADHD target functional impairments as the intervention goal, and rely heavily on behavioral therapy techniques and operant conditioning principles. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for managing pediatric ADHD include behavioral parent training, school-based interventions relying on behavioral modification, teaching skills, and operant conditioning principles, and intensive summer treatment programs. The use of conjoint psychosocial treatments with ADHD medications may enable lower doses of each form of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-97
Number of pages19
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • ADHD
  • Adolescent
  • Behavioral
  • Child
  • Psychosocial
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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