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| Published: June 25, 2016

A Case Study Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy- Management of ADHD

Thyagarajan R

Lecturer, Institute of Mental Health (Department of Psychology), Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.140/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.140

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains one of the most prevalent mental health diagnoses identified in school-age children. Affected children show an increased risk for school failure, social difficulties, and the development of psychiatric co-morbidities. Despite the availability of evidence-based behavioral protocols for managing ADHD-related impairments, psychologists often encounter difficulties involving parents in the sustained implementation of these interventions. Cognitive-behavioral treatment aims to teach children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) strategies to help them increase their self-control and problem-solving abilities, through modeling, role playing and self-instruction. Cognitive-behavioral treatment has shown mixed effectiveness regarding ADHD behaviors Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can address treatment obstacles through emphasizing psycho-education, the development of a collaborative treatment context. This article presents a case study of Jay, a 9-year-old child with ADHD. He was supplemented with child-focused CBT strategies by the psychologist and parental behavioral management training by the parent. This case study outlines a central role of CBT intervention in collaboration with the Parent in managing ADHD children.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.140/20160303

10.25215/0303.140

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016