Presentation for Thursday (06-Jul-17)

Psychoeducation for ADHD

By Nishtha Buddhiraja, MSc Psychology

For parents of children that are diagnosed with ADHD.

Information about ADHD and coping with disorder. Management and support group information will also be provided. This is the first of four modules each an hour long. Sessions include activities and videos to make it easier to remember and apply knowledge about ADHD.

Psychoeducation is the process of providing knowledge, awareness and information to the individual who is suffering from mental illness and their immediate group of people. The immediate group of people often includes parents, teachers, caregivers, family, close relatives and friends. The aim of is to impart scientific knowledge over ancient and faulty theories. The basic purpose behind psychoeducation is to deal with problems associated with the illness and management of maladaptive behaviour in case of troublesome events. An overview of the possible treatment plans is also given with psychoeducation.

This module is specifically designed for parents of children that are diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD is a neuropsychiatric condition which is characterised by an inability to control behaviours like hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Not only will the information be given about ADHD and coping with it, information on its management and support groups will be provided. The module is divided into 4 1-hour long sessions which include activities and videos to make it easier to remember and apply knowledge about ADHD.