The good news is that effective treatment is available. With the right treatment, children and adults with ADHD can improve their ability to pay attention, control their behavior, improved performance in school and work, as well as improved interpersonal relations.

Medications: Most children and adults with ADHD benefit from taking medication. Medications do not cure ADHD. Medications can help control his or her symptoms on the day that the pills are taken.

Medications for ADHD are well established and effective. There are two main types: stimulant and non-stimulant medications. Stimulants include methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin), and d amphetamine (Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse). Non-stimulant medications include (Strattera, Intuniv).

Therapy and Other Support: The psychotherapy should focus on helping parents provide structure and positive reinforcement for good behavior. In addition, individual therapy can help children gain a better self-image. The therapist can help the child identify his or her strengths and build on them. Therapy can also help a child with ADHD cope with daily problems, pay better attention, and learn to control aggression