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 behaviour and conflicts, individual or family therapy and behavioural interventions. Applied behaviour analysis may help with certain behaviours related to autism.

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

Information based on consensus statement (published in January 2010)