Researchers identify best treatment for adults with ADHD

August 25, 2010 10:15:54 AM PDT
Attention deficit disorder is often associated with children but adults can have it too, and it can cause a lot of problems for them at work and at home. But now researchers may have identified the best treatment regimen to help. It involves cognitive behavioral therapy, along with medication, that experts say can help improve ADHD symptoms. It works by getting patients to break down hard-to-do tasks into smaller workable pieces.

"Medications don't do everything. They turn the volume down on symptoms. But they don't teach people skills to manage their symptoms," said Steven Safren, Ph.D. with the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Patients say this treatment option gives them tools to better understand themselves.


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