Psychotherapy and drug interventions

Several well-known techniques exist to help in various areas. These include training for parents in trying to cope with bad behavior and conflicts, individual or family therapy and behavioral interventions. Applied behavior analysis may help with certain behaviors related to autism.

Some children and adults may get benefit from the use of prescribed medicines to help with emotional or behavioral problems. These medicines can be used under specialized supervision and monitoring for depression, aggression, OCD or ADHD when these problems have been specifically diagnosed by specialist physicians.

Information based on consensus statement (published in January 2010)