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ADHD - Behavioural Modification

Abstract: Behavioural Modification and psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of ADHD.

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ADHD - Behavioural Modification

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 02 Sep 2008.

What is Behavioural Modification in the treatment of ADHD?

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Behavioural Therapy is a very well tried way to change certain habits and behaviour by increasing the frequency of acceptable (wanted) behaviour and decrease the frequency of unacceptable behaviour.

Behaviour Modification is a term that describes this approach with certain programs that have been developed for children, adolescents or adults with ADHD. The basis of behavioural modification are rewards and consequence structure. Positive feedback (appraisal or any kind of immediate reward) are given for "good" behaviour. So the child will try to increase this behaviour to please the parents (or get the reward). More

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