Treatment of ADHD
Though complete cure of ADHD is not possible, with current treatment modalities, it is possible to significantly reduce symptoms and improve function.
Treatment options include:
Medicines: These help reduce the hyperactivity and impulsivity, and help the children to focus on the task at hand. Common side effects of medications taken for ADHD include decrease in appetite and sleep problems.
Psychotherapy: Behavioral therapy aims to change the behavior of a child, so that he can focus better.
Role of parents: Parents can help the child by keeping a more or less fixed schedule, and by organizing his everyday items.