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There are no treatments that ‘cure’ ADHD symptoms. Treatment always begins with psychoeducation and can subsequently consist of medication and/or behavioural therapy. Whether or not to start medication or behavioural therapy depends on your age and the severity of your ADHD, among others.
Psychoeducation gives you a better insight into ADHD and its consequences, as well as how you can deal with it. If you have a good understanding of how ADHD works, it is easier to deal with it. Through cognitive behavioural therapy you learn how to respond to problems and how you can gain better control over your behaviour. This can focus, for example, on improving planning and organisational skills or reducing conflicts at home. ADHD medications, such as rilatine, are effective in suppressing certain symptoms of ADHD. They help you concentrate better and be less absent-minded. Discuss this with your GP or a psychiatrist.
As a student with ADHD, you can also receive supportive educational and examination measures, and guidance at your college or university. Read more about this on the disabilities info page. For study problems and emotional issues, you can also get support from a student advisor and/or psychologist.