Coaching and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Emerging evidence – there isn’t much evidence on this treatment option yet, but the research that has been carried out suggests that it could be helpful.

Coaching for ADHD is a relatively new intervention that involves individual sessions with a professional trained in coaching techniques. The sessions will look at practical interventions that specifically target your ADHD symptoms. For example, these interventions could include planning, time management, goal setting, organisation and problem solving.

Although usually offered to adults, some coaching programmes have also been offered for teenagers with ADHD. ADHD coaching tends to be used alongside medication for ADHD rather than instead of medication.

There is little research evidence on coaching as an intervention for ADHD in young people, although there have been a few studies in adults with ADHD which found promising results.

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.

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