Psychotherapy, often referred to as "talk therapy" involves using a combination of insight, reflection and analysis to understand and thereby alleviate the symptoms of psychological distress. Successful treatment involves the integration of knowledge from past experiences to assist in the resolution of present conflicts. Psychotherapy is not used to treat AD/HD itself, but is an effective approach to dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems and other issues often associated with AD/HD.



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of treatment focusing on symptom resolution using cognitive restructuring and the initiation of behavioral change. Patients are "coached" into reframing thoughts and redirecting behaviors which impede healthy psychological maturation. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat a number of symptoms, including those of AD/HD.