Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology

ADHD Symptoms in Children, Teens Addressed by Family Therapy

The AYCNP is a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports methods for treating ADHD symptoms in children and teens without drugs. Family therapy is a practical non-drug adjunctive solution for many families to address causes of ADHD with non-drug treatment.


Newark, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2015 -- Family Therapist, psychologist R. Y. Langham, M.M.F.T., Ph.D. shares her years of experience with readers on the Overcoming ADHD Without Medication blog, with this insightful article highlighting the value of family therapy for many children and teens with ADHD.

ADHD treatment does not need to include medication, and medication often proves to be counterproductive in the long-term for treating symptoms of ADHD. Rather, practical self-help for ADHD provides a long-term solution for symptoms of ADHD in children. Additionally, when professional help is recommended or necessary, psychotherapy in various forms, including family therapy, can contribute to a healthy family situation, where all members of the family are involved in the recovery of a single individual.

Family therapy is of value in treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, and virtually any disorder that one individual in the family is experiencing. While ongoing family therapy might not be necessary for all children and teens with symptoms of ADHD, it has proved to be a helpful adjunctive or primary method of addressing core issues, causes of ADHD, that might be at the root of symptoms of ADHD in children.

About the AYCNP
The AYCNP supports practical non-pharmaceutical solutions for ADHD. Family therapy provides valuable support for children and teens with symptoms of ADHD. The ADHD blog by the AYCNP and hosted by NorthEast Books & Publishing provides practical ideas for overcoming symptoms of ADHD in children and teens without a prescription.

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Overcoming ADHD is also available in a Spanish edition - Superando el Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH) Sin Medicación: Guía para Padres y Educadores.