Volume 26, Issue 2

DOI: 10.24205/03276716.2017.1019

Psychosocial and Non-Pharmacological Treatments For Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder In Children and Adolescents

This article reviews the efficacy of psychosocial interventions and non-pharmacological treatments for the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We will describe the treatments that have been empirically tested: parent training programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive stimulation, neurofeedback, diets, and dietary supplements. The emphasis is on providing data on the efficacy of each type of intervention in order to guide clinician's decisions, based on the recent evidence. Results found show that ADHD treatments present a disparity on their results that should be considered in the clinical practice.

ADHD, treatment, psychosocial, non pharmacological, cognitive stimulation, neurofeedback-diet

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