Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Discipline May Be Effective in Youngsters at Risk for ADHD

Formal training in parental discipline strategies has proven effective in improving the disruptive behavior of young children at risk for developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Parent behavior training methods focused on rewards rather than punishment were found to carry little risk for children under age 6 and may offer a better treatment option than medication. Read about other alternative approaches to ADHD treatment in Psychiatric News and the book ADHD Comorbidities, by American Psychiatric Publishing.

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