Therapy of children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on communication and systemtheories
Journal/Book: Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsyc. 2000; 49: Theaterstrasse 13, , D-37073 Gottingen, Germany. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 285-299.
Abstract: Inquired for a therapeutic mode changing hyperactive behavior without application of drugs or diets we analized the patterns of cognition, communication and systembehavior related to such disturbed children and their families. Following our observations we created a clinically useful therapy basing on a special view to system- and communication theory. We applicated our therapeutic mode generally to as hyperactive identified primary school children and collected in N=46 cases catamnestic data about five years later. In more than 80% out of the sample we found successful developments after application of in means 8 therapeutic sessions during 9 months. About 53% out of the successful treated children show a splendid school success. Our results are demanding for an extended discussion of relations and family constellations including hyperactive behavior of one child. Searching for the possibilities of change in the view of systemtheory it seems to be more appropriate to consider relations but individual behavior.
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