ÀDHD Basic Treatment Wheel
Treatment Wheel Overview
- Written by: Dave Pughe-Parry
How does one treat a complex condition like ADHD? Never with a single therapy and certainly not with diet on its own!
Living ADDventure® has created a multidisciplinary programme that works. There are 8 different components, and at the core of each is Powerful Affirming Love.
Everybody has an opinion about ADHD, and frequently a product or service to sell as well, which is touted as the only one worth using. So how do you distinguish between the offerings of profiteers and what is genuine help?
Firstly, there is no magic bullet! Engrave this in stone where you can always see it.
Secondly, none of the eight components in the treatment wheel can ensure that you always make right decisions - you need a group of complementary therapies.
Thirdly, the treatment takes place over years, not months or days - although there is a massive increase in quality of life immediately. It is an ongoing way of planning, living sustainably, and achieving carefully thought-out goals. There is no cure for the condition, you can only manage it
The MTA Study published in 1999 was the largest study ever done on ADHD. It tracked 4 unique styles or modes of treatment over a 14-month period. In my mind, the most important result of that study is that a multi-modal is the best treatment.
We have devised our treatment wheel in the spirit of this landmark study - that a multi-disciplinary treatment program is best for all people with ADHD. The results will of course vary - no two people are alike, and that applies to ADDers as well. The components of our basic program were selected after analysing our data over a 15-year period.
Our Living ADDventure® Basic Treatment Wheel has eight different components which are all underpinned by PAL - Powerful Affirming Love. These components consistently deliver the best results over time. Four of these components are family-based treatments.
There are of course other therapies and treatments that can be added to the program at the appropriate time. These could include things like play therapy, addiction treatment, etc. Treatments for the most common co-occurring conditions are implemented when appropriate. These must, of necessity, be applied to suit each individual case. These are discussed in some depth in the section, co-occurring conditions.
You can watch the video below to see a brief overview of the components of the Living ADDventure® ADHD Treatment Wheel, before looking at each component in-depth. You read more about each component by clicking on the following links. The Treatment Wheel is round because no one component is more important than the other, and you can start with any component, just don't choose one!