The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavior therapy before medicine for preschoolers with ADHD. So, the earlier treatment for your child with behavior therapy sets up a foundation on which you could build his skills to manage his ADHD— whatever his age, behavior therapy will help.
There is a treatment that could help manage the behavior of your child. And make you a better parent. Help your child with their school activities. Collaborate with the school staff. All of these without the medications or its side effect, it is called Behavior Therapy! Common medications reduces the impulsive nature and helps child focus on their activities, but it does not change their behavior patterns. Behavior therapy helps provide the alternate behavioral tips for your child. Even if the child will require medication, this therapy helps reduce the dosage levels. Behavior Therapy is the first step in ADHD management, medications should come next. Learning behavior therapy earlier means the child is building his skills early on so when he grows up, he has learnt and formed habits of these skills that when he drops off medication, he is able to manage himself well. If you have any questions, please call our office and setup appointment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and change the way they feel or act. Here, the treatment generally creates the feelings(thought), create the behavior as a reaction to those feelings, and use the behavior to reinforce the thought.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Here, coping mechanisms are taught so the patients can adapt to situations and not feel down. This helps in treating mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, and feelings for self-harm.