$70.00 CAD

Adult ADHD- Dr. Steven Farone

In this webinar, Prof. Faraone will provide a comprehensive introduction to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.   It will begin with an overview of what is known about the etiology and neurobiology of the disorder with an emphasis on what the implications of these data are for clinical practice.  He will explain how new genetic data have changed our conceptualization of the disorder and its relationship with other psychiatric disorders and with somatic disorders.  The genetic section will address the utility, or lack thereof of pharmacogenetics for choosing medications for those with ADHD.   A section on diagnosis addresses these issues: how to screen for ADHD in adults, key features and limitations of the DSM 5 diagnosis of ADHD, the role of emotional symptoms in diagnosing ADHD, how to evaluate late diagnosed ADHD of, apparently, adult onset.  A section on pharmacologic treatment addresses: a treatment algorithm addressing pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, the range of medications available for ADHD along with evidence for efficacy and tolerability, medication effects on real world outcomes, and the nonmedical use of prescribed stimulants.   A section on nonpharmacologic treatments addresses a range of treatments including cognitive behavior therapy, omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, meditation based therapies and exercise.  The webinar ends with a discussion of the Adult ADHD Quality Measures Project headed by Prof Faraone.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to

  • Describe the latest research on the etiology and neurobiology of ADHD
  • Explain the genetic relationship to other psychiatric disorders
  • Consider Treatment options, including pharmacology
  • Apply diagnostic Processes in ADHD
  • Critique screening for ADHD in adults, including limitations of the DSM-5

hose viewing the recorded webinar will still be eligible for continuing education credits. Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.

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