J. Matthew Orr, PhD, MFT Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mercer University School of Medicine; Richard B. Miller, PhD, MFT Program, Brigham Young University; D. Michol Polson, PhD, Atlanta Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program.
TOWARD A STANDARD OF CARE FOR CHILD ADHD: IMPLICATIONS FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 191–205, July 2005
How to Cite
Orr, J. M., Miller, R. B. and Polson, D. M. (2005), TOWARD A STANDARD OF CARE FOR CHILD ADHD: IMPLICATIONS FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31: 191–205. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2005.tb01563.x
Portions of this article were presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia, September 12, 2004.
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
In this article, we brief ly 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.