A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Different therapies for treating children with ADHD

Several intervention approaches need to be practiced while treating ADHD in children. Apart form medication; there are different therapies for treating children with ADHD, which can be practiced for complete curing. The other therapies involve psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, social skills training and parenting skills training.

The psychotherapy helps the people or children with ADHD to accept themselves with the disease. They teach the affected to like themselves despite of this ADHD disorder. In the psychotherapy, the affected talks with therapist about their feelings, thoughts and about the things that worry them or results in stress. The psychotherapy helps the affected to learn different ways of handling their own emotions and in exploring different self-defeating patterns of behavior. This therapy also helps them to cope up with their other emotional problems and makes them confident enough to socialize.

The behavioral therapy can result in developing effective ways to work on issues that are bothering them. Like for example, rather than helping the child to understand his own feelings, this therapy completely alters their thinking, making them think positively. This therapy helps in developing the spirit of self-motivation or self-rewarding, in these children.

The social skill training helps the children with ADHD to develop new behaviors. This therapy teaches the child to develop that kind of behavior, which is important for maintaining good social relationships, like sharing food, asking for help etc. This training also induces an ability in these children to understand the facial expression of other people, to understand their tone of voice, in order to respond appropriately.

Since, parents play an important role in treating children with ADHD, there is a special programme known as the parenting skills training for the parents to help improve their child with ADHD. This training enables the parents to learn special parenting techniques and tools to handle and to properly manage their child. Parents are also taught to give their child quality time which will help the child immensely in fighting against this disorder, with the love and support of his family members. The praising done by the parents to their child will definitely provide unique strength and abilities to these children.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Can I Get Insurance for Addiction Treatment?

addiction treatment program

Many people who find themselves in the need for quality addiction treatment wonder if there are any forms of insurance coverage available to assist in paying for the cost of treatment. While there are not state mandates in every state (not as of yet anyway) there are some ways that you can get insurance for….

Continue reading

Program sets record straight on underage drinking

There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to underage drinking in Pee Dee. The good news is that incidents of underage drinking seem to be on the decline. The bad news is that those who do drink are drinking more than ever, according to Circle Park Prevention Services data. “We’ve have some….

Continue reading

Mixing Drinks With Work and Staying Sober, Too

FOR Del Pedro, a bartender at the Pegu Club in SoHo, Mondays are especially challenging. That’s when he allows himself careful tastes of new drinks at the bar, where cocktails are designed with precision. Mr. Pedro, an alcoholic with almost 15 years of sobriety behind him, is part of a quiet brigade of people who….

Continue reading

Treat Alcoholism and Depression Together

A new study discovers a treatment regimen combining cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications for depression and alcohol addiction improves clinical outcomes. Specifically, combining the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) with the alcohol dependence treatment naltrexone produced a 54 percent abstinence rate in patients with both major depression and alcohol dependence, whereas the rates were only 21 to 28….

Continue reading