Play-based therapies 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.
Play therapy aims to help you understand confusing feelings and events. It might also help you to express things which are difficult to put into words and communicate better with the people close to you. Play therapy tends to be used with younger children. It is not a specific treatment for ADHD and does not target ADHD symptoms specifically, but may be suggested if you have other difficulties as well as ADHD.
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.