If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering what’s next. It can be overwhelming to figure out which treatment is right for your child, and you want to make sure that you’re doing what’s best for them. There are a few different forms of treatment that may work for you. You may need multiple forms of treatment and will need to work closely with your child’s ADHD specialist to figure out what will work best. Once you find the best treatment, ADHD can be easily managed and taken care of.
There are two main types of ADHD treatment and that includes behavior therapy and medications. Your ADHD specialist will probably recommend behavior therapy as the first line of treatment. Both the parents and the child should go through behavior therapy and management to make sure that there’s a support system and everyone is on the same page. Your ADHD specialist will closely monitor the behavior therapy to see how much this treatment is helping your child’s behavior.
Medications can also help manage ADHD symptoms in everyday life. Medications can help control certain behaviors that can cause your child to lose focus or be inattentive at school. Stimulants are the most well-known form of medication used for ADHD. They’re shown to help reduce the number of symptoms and can help regulate behavior. Non-stimulants can also work but are not as fast-acting as stimulants are.
Each person reacts differently to treatment and it’s not a one-size-fits-all. You’ll have to work closely with your ADHD specialist to be sure that ADHD is managed and taken care of.