There seems to be an increasing number of children in South Africa diagnosed with ADHD, with increasing use of methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin and Concerta) for treatment purposes. While many psychologists express discomfort with what some believe to be an over-use of methylphenidate for treatment purposes, there seems to be little research in South Africa into alternatives to pharmacological treatment.
Since ADHD can be considered a neuro-behavioural/psycho-behavioural problem, it seems fitting that psychologists take the lead in exploring alternative treatments such as cognitive-behavioural interventions, behavioural modifications and/or lifestyle changes.
Examples of research that can be undertaken:
Please leave a reply/comment below, especially if you are thinking of doing this research.