Properly Treating ADHD Requires a “Whole-Child” Approach

Why treating the whole child requires addressing all his or her problems, not just ADHD.

BY DR. JEFFREY KORNITZER

Published: November 13, 2021

It’s not just your imagination. The diagnosis of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) has been steadily increasing over recent decades. In New Jersey, nearly 6 percent of children aged 4-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD. While scientists and epidemiologists work to sort out the causes, many parents are left to deal with the reality: a child with ADHD. For many parents of a child with ADHD, the word “treatment” often triggers an image of a child becoming zombie-like on medication. Parents cannot be blamed for such an intrinsic reaction. Media images of ADHD and treatment of ADHD have been demonstrably biased, providing low-quality and poorly sourced information.

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