Presenter Information

Tiffani BrewsterFollow

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

ADHD, intervention, treatment, psychology

Biography

Tiffani Brewster is a junior at Marshall University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. A West Virginia native, Tiffani grew up in Dunlow, WV. She plans to attend graduate school for School Psychology upon graduation.

Major

Psychology

Advisor for this project

Dr. Penny Koontz

Start Date

18-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

This literature review examines the application and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications on school-age children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a brain disorder recognized by patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. CBT is a psychosocial intervention used to treat many mental health conditions by focusing on coping mechanisms and emotional regulation, while medications target specific parts of the brain specifically. In 2015, a study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that a number of their participants were successfully able to manage their ADHD skills with CBT medication stimulants are highly effective for most children with ADHD, resulting in reduced core symptoms and improved academic performance. Based on the current literature, each method of treatment shows a degree of improvement when administered separately. However, there is also evidence supporting that combining both modes of treatment is the most effective method for managing symptoms of ADHD. Further research should focus on more studies combining both modes of treatment for those affected by ADHD. Such research could provide evidence-based treatments for the more effective treatment of ADHD symptoms.

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Apr 18th, 9:15 AM Apr 18th, 10:30 AM

ADHD: Review of Literature on The Current Direction of Interventions

This literature review examines the application and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications on school-age children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a brain disorder recognized by patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. CBT is a psychosocial intervention used to treat many mental health conditions by focusing on coping mechanisms and emotional regulation, while medications target specific parts of the brain specifically. In 2015, a study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that a number of their participants were successfully able to manage their ADHD skills with CBT medication stimulants are highly effective for most children with ADHD, resulting in reduced core symptoms and improved academic performance. Based on the current literature, each method of treatment shows a degree of improvement when administered separately. However, there is also evidence supporting that combining both modes of treatment is the most effective method for managing symptoms of ADHD. Further research should focus on more studies combining both modes of treatment for those affected by ADHD. Such research could provide evidence-based treatments for the more effective treatment of ADHD symptoms.