The Effectiveness of Behavior Modification : Food Diet and Drug Therapy Toward Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Children's Behavior

Nanik, Nanik (2008) The Effectiveness of Behavior Modification : Food Diet and Drug Therapy Toward Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Children's Behavior. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 9 (1). ISSN 0218-3420

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Abstract

Most parents of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) children in Indonesia refused to use drug continuously because they were worry about it side effect. Therefore, other therapies such as food diet and behavior modification may be able to substitute the role of drug therapy. The main purpose of this experiment was to investigate the effectiveness of behavior modification, diet, and drug therapy as a single therapy to lower the hyperkinetic behavior (HB). This research was conducted through a single case subject design, appl ying the DSM-IV to measure the symptoms or the ADHD. the Werry-Weiss-Peter activity scale to measure the HB, and CPM to group the intelligence level. Subjects (N = 6) were 7 - II aged boys, diagnosed by psychiatrists as ADHD clients without any other disorder. They were divided into 3 groups; each was treated differently and monitored weekly. Results showed that behavior modification therapy was effective in lowering the HB score and in improving behavior such as obedience, discipline, autonomy, and family relationship. Diet therapy was effective in lowering the HB score, such as impulsivity, explosion of anger, and unstable emotion. Furthermore drug therapy was effective in lowering the HB score and in improving abilities such as attention span, concentration, visualmotor coordination, and shortterm memory. Each therapy has differences of specialization in handling behavior problem of ADHD children. Therefore, parents should usc multimodal approach and accept drug therapy (3).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Postgraduate Programs > Master Program in Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 05:02
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 03:17
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/31268

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