Treating ADHD

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There are several treatment options available for the treatment of ADHD, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, e-health interventions, physical activity, as well as complementary and alternative therapies (e.g., dietary supplements). The evidence base surrounding each of these treatments is discussed below. There is a general consensus that the treatment of comorbid ADHD and AOD use should use an integrated multimodal approach, with components of individual and/or group psychotherapy, as well as peer and family support to enhance the effect of treatment [7, 489]. Reviews have found that combined approaches incorporating both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy interventions have better outcomes than pharmacotherapy alone [477, 479].