Title

Toward a Standard of Care for Child ADHD: Implications for Marriage and Family Therapists

Keywords

ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, family, community, Marriage and Family Therapy, children

Abstract

In this article, we briefly review the etiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and describe the most current scientifically supported theory about the nature of this disorder. Based on the research literature, several organizations have established standards of care for its diagnosis and treatment, which involves a multimodal strategy for treatment at the biological, individual, family, school, and community levels. Assessment and treatment guidelines are provided for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), and specific areas of competency are proposed for MFTs who are working with children who have ADHD.

Original Publication Citation

Orr, J. M., Miller, R. B, Polson, M. (2005). Toward a standard of care for childhood ADHD: Implications for marriage and family therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31, 191-206.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005-7

Publisher

Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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