The current guidelines from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend upon diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, initial treatment programs should include Behavioural Therapy, Stress Management, Parental Training and Educational Support.
Mindfulness Meditation has been shown to help improve symptoms of concentraltion, hyperactivity and reduce mood swings. Emotional Freedom Technique also known as ‘tapping’ has also been shown to aid self-management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Parental training has been found to have a positive impact on ADHD symptom with some research suggesting that parental training can reduce symptoms to a greater extent than medication. Parental training is important to help parents learn how best to cope with a child suffering from ADHD, manage their behaviour and support their development.