psychoeducation and networking

Throughout Lana’s ADHD journey, the provision of psychoeducation was an important part of successful treatment. Lana received psychoeducation:

  • Following diagnosis
  • When her doctor discovered she had not been adhering to treatment
  • After diagnosis of a comorbidity

Learn more about psychoeducation:
Suggested reading:

1. Taylor E et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2004; 13(suppl 1):17–30.
2. Sparks JA and Duncan BL. Ethical Hum Psychol Psychiatry. 2004; 6:25–39.
3. Sonuga-Barke EJ et al. Am J Psychiatry. 2013; 170(3)275–289.
4. Montoya A et al. Eur Psychiatry. 2011; 26:166–175.
5. Thorell LB and Dahlström K. J Atten Disord. 2009; 12(5):460–468.
The evolution of Lana’s ADHD also highlighted the value of networking with all members of the patient’s support circle:

  • Family
  • Teachers
  • Other healthcare professionals, including adult services
  • And, most importantly, the patient

Lana’s journey demonstrated how each of these viewpoints can offer a fresh perspective on a patient’s ADHD, and that together, they build a fuller picture for accurate diagnosis and successful ADHD treatment.