How Is ADHD Managed?

ADHD management often requires a team approach—a group of health care professionals each providing a different type of therapy. These professionals may include family doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, counselors, social workers, and coaches. Your management plan for ADHD may include one or more of the following:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is centered on the premise that how a person interprets an event is more important than the actual event. It focuses on thoughts rather than behaviors, with the goal of reducing dysfunctional thoughts as a way to change behavior.



Several medications have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ADHD.



A professional ADHD coach can help you learn skills and strategies to help manage daily tasks.


Resources for Students

Many schools offer additional support to help students with ADHD.


Workplace Tips

There are strategies you can use in the workplace to help manage your ADHD symptoms (including limiting distractions, getting organized, and time management).