Family therapy, where parents are included in treatment sessions, is an effective therapy for conduct disorders and substance abuse in children and teens, according to a review examining 10 years worth of research.
The review authors also concluded that family therapy helps reduce behavior problems associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and also shows promise in treating anxiety and depression.
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