Children with ADHD often benefit from behavior therapy and counseling, which may be provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or other mental health care professional. Some children with ADHD may also have other conditions such as anxiety disorder or depression. In these cases, counseling may help both ADHD and the coexisting problem.
Examples of therapy include: [b]Behavior therapy.[/b] Teachers and parents can learn behavior-changing strategies for dealing with difficult situations. These strategies may include token reward systems and timeouts. [b]Psychotherapy.[/b] This allows older children with ADHD to talk about issues that bother them, explore negative behavioral patterns and learn ways to deal with their symptoms. [b]Parenting skills training.[/b] This can help parents develop ways to understand and guide their child's behavior. [b]Family therapy.[/b] Family therapy can help parents and siblings deal with the stress of living with someone who has ADHD. [b]Social skills training.[/b] This can help children learn appropriate social behaviors. [b]SOURCE[/b]: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/adhd/DS00275/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs