Right Goal, Wrong Strategy – 11 New Treatment Ideas

"When treatment doesn't work, people admonish the patient. This suggests that the adult with ADHD didn't succeed because he has a fundamental flaw. But, the therapy is wrong, not the person." - William Dodson, M.D.

Know Thy ADHD

ADHD therapy should start with understanding what ADHD is—what is possible for the person to achieve, and what is not. Parents should not hold ADHD kids accountable for things that can’t be accomplished right now (though they may be possible later). Accountability and responsibility are good things, but only if they lead to success. It’s essential that everyone in a person’s family be part of the treatment team—knowing all about ADHD and how to be part of the solution.
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