An Exploratory Study of the Effectiveness of Group Narrative Therapy on the School Behavior of Girls With attention-deficit/hyperactivity Symptoms

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2012 Oct;26(5):404-10. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2012.01.001. Epub 2012 Mar 28.


This study explored the effectiveness of group narrative therapy for improving the school behavior of a small sample of girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Fourteen clinics referred 9- to 11-year-old girls with a clinical diagnosis of ADHD were randomly assigned to treatment and wait-list control groups. Posttreatment ratings by teachers showed that narrative therapy had a significant effect on reducing ADHD symptoms 1 week after completion of treatment and sustained after 30 days.

MeSH terms

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / therapy*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Child Behavior*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Narrative Therapy / methods*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Psychotherapy, Group / methods*
  • Schools
  • Students / psychology*