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What is the best treatment of ADHD ?

Hi, Is there any treatment available for ADHD? My 6.5 year old child (male) is suffeing from ADHD. He is having some behaviroual issues and he can not focus on a task for more then 2-3 minutes. Most of the time he seeks for our attention, and try to distract ourselves if we don t listen him. We are really helpless as this is affecting our normal life. We are very worried about his own future too. Right now he is taking a couple of OT therepy sessions, and also taking help from special educators for his education needs. Any help ? Thanks Vipin
Wed, 11 May 2011
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Is he having really ADHD?
Check with El-camino ADHD scale, availabel on net. score it first before finalizing the diagnosis of ADHD.
Is is stuborn? Which type of your family is?
Major behavioral problems are in which situations?, Complaint from school?
These are the questions need to be answered before coming to conclusion.
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