Nonpharmacologic Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy can be used to treat patients with ADHD; however, it is generally s n not recommended as first-line monotherapy. Several studies have demonstrated that treatment with medication alone is superior to behavioral intervention alone in 13

improving attention. However, behavioral therapy in combination with stimulant

therapy is better at improving oppositional and aggressive behaviors. Behavioral modification involves training parents, teachers, and caregivers to change the physical and social environment and establish a reward/consequence system.10 Success of behavioral modifications depends on the cooperation and involvement of the patient's parents and teachers.

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