Psychoeducation with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Jacqueline Corcoran

in Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149524
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865154 | DOI:
 Psychoeducation with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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This chapter describes the use of psychoeducation for the problem of ADHD in a child. Background information on psychoeducation with families and then the rationale for its application to ADHD is provided. The case application is used to illustrate the main components of a psychoeducational approach: joining, which includes recognition of parenting; education about ADHD (a description of the disorder, its prevalence, and a discussion of its causes); education about medication; and information on risk factors for the disorder and strategies to ameliorate risk.

Keywords: treatment; ADHD; family; parent

Chapter.  7931 words.  Illustrated.

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