People with ADHD may find it helpful to work with a mental health professional. There are two types of therapy that people with ADHD commonly do:
Behavior therapy: The main goal is to change negative behaviors into positive ones. This type of therapy often involves using a rewards system at home. It’s helpful to some kids with ADHD, and it’s often used along with medication.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): This is a type of talk therapy. The main goal is to get people to think about their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It’s not specifically for ADHD. But it may be helpful for some people, especially if they have anxiety and/or depression.
Social skills groups: For some people, ADHD symptoms can make it hard to socialize. People may talk nonstop or not think before they speak. A social skills group run by a professional can help them learn and practice important skills for interacting with others.
Find out how these therapies work: