Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Evidence-based Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of a Pre-adolescent with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Circumplex Approach

Suela Ndoja1* and Kledi Bala/Lame2

1Clinical Psychologist, Italian-Albanian Association “Project Hope¨, Shkoder, Albania
2Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Community Mental Health Center, Shkoder, Albania

*Corresponding Author: Suela Ndoja, Clinical Psychologist, Italian-Albanian Association “Project Hope¨, Shkoder, Albania.

Received: June 08, 2021; Published: July 23, 2021


Introduction: The manifestation of significant behavioral problems, inadequate social and adaptive abilities, and high levels of depressive symptomology have consistently been observed in children and adolescents with multiple disabilities including those with attention and hyperactivity disorder. Understanding, evaluating, and addressing this magnitude of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems requires a systematic, integrative approach to psychological intervention that functions as a cascade network.

Purpose: to present an evidence based psychological intervention in the treatment of a pre-adolescent with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder following the circumplex approachbeyond pharmacological therapy

Methods: A case study with ADHD diagnosis. A mixed method has been identified for more realistic use of psychological intervention in social settings and in addition to a single subject design (Part A), a qualitative approach (Part B) has been preferred. The study incorporated a multiple non-competitive design of behaviors using qualitative explanations in the mixed design.

Results: Based on the obtained data, the implementation of psychological intervention followed in the same line by the team has contributed to the mitigation of negative behaviors in the living and learning environments. Moreover, these changes achieved by intervention practices in combination with pharmacological therapy have resulted in short-term effects.

Conclusion: The approach demonstrated how a mental health professional-led approach can be applied in partnership with educators to assess and address the educational and behavioral needs of a pre-adolescent with multiple disabilities. It is a valuable practical procedure and complementary to pharmacological therapy for addressing concerns and alleviating the distracting conditions of a pre-adolescent with ADHD in social settings.

Keywords: Circumplex Approach; Evidence Based Psychological Intervention; Pharmacological Therapy; Case Study; ADHD


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Citation: Suela Ndoja and Kledi Bala/Lame. “Evidence-based Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of a Pre-adolescent with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Circumplex Approach”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.8 (2021): 33-44.


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