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Can ADHD be treated?  See what science says

Can ADHD be treated? See what science says

To answer the question, “Can ADHD be treated?”, scientists first had to discover the causes of the disorder.

It is now clear that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) originates in the brain.

– There is an imbalance between some neurotransmitters in those affected for genetic reasons. Medication can play a role here and relieve symptoms. However, medications cannot cure this disorder.

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There is no cure for ADHD, but it is possible to manage symptoms successfully

Symptom management

People with ADHD can live normal lives, especially if symptoms are managed. Children with ADHD can develop normally and perform adequately in school.

This treatment may include, for example, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and often also pharmacotherapy. Exercise and relaxation techniques also help most patients better deal with their symptoms.

For children, treatment success is generally greater when everyone who cares for them provides support.

ADHD medications

Depending on the condition, doctors may prescribe stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate and amphetamines, to control symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in people with ADHD.

It helps increase concentration, reduce impulsivity, and improve impulse control.

Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and social skills training, can help people with ADHD develop strategies to cope with their symptoms, manage time and tasks, improve organizational skills, and deal with emotional challenges.

psychological guidance

Individual or family counseling can help people with ADHD deal with the emotional problems associated with the condition, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Inattention;
  • Hyperactivity;
  • Rush.
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according to Ministry of HealthThere are no tests to identify psychological disorders. The diagnosis of ADHD is clinical and can be supported by specific measures and tests.