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Children with ADD/ADHD

People living with a family member with ADD or ADHD understand the impact it can have on a family. The frustrations can be constant, the chaos overwhelming. That’s why it is our priority to offer top-quality services for this diagnosis. While there is no talk-therapy cure for ADD/ ADHD, there are multiple techniques that can be utilized to greatly reduce the effects it can have on the individual and the family.

Dealing with a child that has ADD/ ADHD can be extremely frustrating. Even a calm person can be driven to the point of being irrational. Therapy can be effective in teaching the child coping mechanisms to help with the deficits, teaching parents techniques that will help their child be more successful, and helping the entire family reduce the tension and conflict and increase family harmony.

Whitson Family Therapy offers the following services for children with ADD/ ADHD:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Parenting education
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills training
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy when appropriate

Did you know…

  • Children are sometimes misdiagnosed with ADD/ ADHD, when the problem may be anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.
  • Individuals with ADD/ ADHD often also have issues of depression and/ or anxiety, which often goes undiagnosed because the ADD/ ADHD symptoms mask the depression or anxiety. When this occurs, the treatment is not comprehensive enough to address all of the problems and therefore has limited success.

Psychological / Neuropsychological testing may be the answer…

  • In most cases, testing can give you a definitive diagnosis for ADD/ ADHD and will usually determine any other diagnoses as well.
  • You can be sure you are getting the right diagnosis, which will allow you to proceed with the right kind of treatment.