Tested Treatments for ADHD

I’ve recently had the pleasure to “meet” (long distance) Kathrine Ellison, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who is the author of a new book on ADHD.  It’s called “Buzz” (her son’s nickname) and tracks a year in her life with her ADHD son as the two of them learn to get along better.  She also has ADHD, so apparently the result is a book that is funny, heartwarming, and full of information about how you can help a teen with ADHD.  I’m very much looking forward to reading her insights and will share my impressions of the book when I’m done (Ned Hallowell loved it).  Anyway, she brought to my attention a sheet put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics about what treatments have been shown to work for treating various mental health issues in children, including ADHD.

Since ADHD is heritable, many of you have children with ADHD so I thought I would post this item in my resources section and share it with you.  You can find it at this link.  Since this is just an overview chart, it might leave you with questions about what these various treatments are.  I hope to put together a worksheet overview description at some point in the future (when I’m less busy???!) but in the meantime you can find information about many of these treatment in Delivered from Distraction (Hallowell/Ratey), More Attention, Less Deficit (Tuckman) and, I believe, Russ Barkley’s books Taking Charge of Childhood ADHD and Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.  (I haven’t finished these yet but they seem to be excellent resources from what I have read to date.)