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Initial Post - Hyperactive Child The video is limited, but reveals several characteristics of an adolescent that has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as outlined in the DSM-5 (APA, 2013). The young girl grabs a toy off the shelf and talks about it, and then begins rambling about other subjects. She exhibits the inability to focus on one subject at a time, fidgeting and unable to sit quietly as would be expected of a composed adolescent. For this client cogitative behavioral therapy would be an appropriate choice to help with talking about thoughts, feelings and behavior (Schultz, 2017). Therapy can help teach the client to be more aware of behaviors and how to control impulses (Sadock, Sadock, & Ruiz, 2014). Medications available to treat ADHD would be methylphenidate and amphetamines (Gabbard, 2014). Methylphenidate and amphetamines are available in a range of short-acting to long-acting and is the first line of treatment (Keilow, Holm, & Fallesen, 2018). With the right combination of therapy and medication the prognosis for the client is good. In the future, as a young adult the client could learn self-control and forgo medications.

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