“Nonpharmacologic interventions are an important component of any ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder) treatment plan” according to Dr. Lloyd Darlow from Cornell-Weill College of Medicine in New York.

In this Medscape review, Dr. Darlow states, “Merely establishing the diagnosis is therapeutic for some patients, but when intervention is deemed necessary, randomized clinical trials have indicated that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an appropriate step.”

“CBT is superior to medication alone in reducing core ADHD symptoms. Adults can pursue this type of therapy with a qualified counselor or on their own through self-mastery programs, and primary care providers should invest the time to educate their patients about these options.”

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.