There are several treatments available for ADHD, including medication, behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamine (Adderall) are often used to improve attention and reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity. Non-stimulant medications are also available and can be effective for some individuals.
Behavioural therapy can also help to manage ADHD symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help individuals with ADHD develop coping strategies and organizational skills to better manage their symptoms. Parent training and support groups can also be helpful for parents of children.
In recent years, there has been growing interest in alternative therapies for ADHD — like neurofeedback, dietary supplements, and exercise. But more research is needed to determine how effective these treatments are, if at all.
There’s currently no single “best” treatment for ADHD and the most effective treatment depends on each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. If you or your child may have ADHD, your doctor or healthcare professional can work to develop a treatment plan that works best for you.