For many children, the first line of treatment for ADHD is medication which helps children concentrate and limit impulsiveness. Ritalin and Adderall are commonly used medications that stimulate the production of neurotransmitters to regulate attention and impulse control.
Often, providers will recommend behavior therapy, parent-child
interaction therapy, and parent training to teach parents how to
nurture good behaviors while diminishing impulsive or inattentive
ones. When a child is old enough, cognitive behavioral therapy
can also help teach a child to control his behaviors by
understanding how their thoughts and feelings influence them.