Reprinted with permission from ADDitude Magazine. Studies show that adult attention deficit disorder ADD ADHD is treated successfully with a combination of medication and behavior therapy. But not all adults diagnosed with attention deficit embrace ADHD treatment. Many see their ADD-related traits of creativity, ability to multi-task, and entrepreneurial energy as germane to who they are and their successes in life.
Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity (ADD) in Adults: Management and Treatment
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A brief overview of the most common — and effective — ADHD treatments available to adults: medication, therapies, alternative treatments, and coaching. The best adult ADHD treatment strategies are multimodal ones — combinations of several different, complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For one person, this ideal combination may include medication , nutrition , exercise , and behavioral therapy. Finding the right treatments — and managing them — takes research, planning, organization, and persistence. Early on, talk with your doctor about your options. If you use medication, speak with the prescribing professional about his or her expertise with complementary treatment options. If you do not use medication, find a professional who specializes in the types of treatments you want to use — for example, a nutritionist or psychologist specializing in behavior therapy.
Adult ADHD Treatment Options — An Overview
Although there is no cure for the disorder, it can be successfully treated. There are several different approaches for treating adults, but generally some combination of medication and behavioral therapy yields the best results. However, the dosage and frequency of the medications may have to be adjusted.
Although there is a significant amount of research on medication treatment for children with ADHD, much less controlled research data has been conducted on medication therapy in adults. However, medication improves attention and reduces impulsivity in adults who have been correctly diagnosed with ADHD. Adults with ADHD may also frequently have other conditions such as depression or anxiety that may require additional treatment.