Attention, memory and cognitive training and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Attention, memory and cognitive training aims to support and improve how the brain does specific tasks. The training will usually use games or tasks to help you build skills such as focusing, maintaining attention and keeping things in memory. There are different programmes which vary in how the training is delivered, but most are based on weekly or twice weekly sessions for a number of weeks.
There have been a small number of studies in children with ADHD that show there might be some benefits, but currently it isn’t generally recommended as a treatment.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.