FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? from Montreal Art Therapy

By: Montreal Art Therapy  29-05-2013
Keywords: ADHD treatment, Anxiety and art therapy, Anxiety Disorders Treatment,

A recent study has revealed that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in France (less than 5% of school-ages children) is remarkably lower than the number of children diagnosed with this disorder in the North America (up to 12% of school-aged children). While North American child psychiatrists perceive ADHD a medical condition that can only be controlled by pharmaceutical drugs, French child psychiatrists perceive ADHD as a medical condition, which has underlying psychosocial causes. As such, discovering and treating the underlying social problems is crucial prior to a diagnosis.According to French child psychiatrists, setting clear boundaries, establishing a structured lifestyle, and saying “No” to the child is crucial in teaching them self-control and consequently, reduces the disturbing behaviors associated with ADHD. If you have a kid who has been diagnosed with ADHD, think about what else could be changed in his/her environment to reduce the disturbing behavior? Seek help from an expert in working with kids to help you identify what needs to be changed. By:Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist

Keywords: ADHD and art therapy, ADHD and parents, ADHD in kids, ADHD treatment, Anxiety and art therapy, Anxiety disorders and art therapy, Anxiety Disorders Treatment, Art activities for ADHD kids, art therapist in brossard, art therapist in laval, Art therapist in Montreal, Art Therapist in West Island, Parental Skills,

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