Session 3: ADHD in Children and Adults: Advances in Diagnosis, Nature, Life Course, and Management
ADHD is one of the most common childhood behavioral disorders, affecting up to 5 to 7 percent of the school-age population, accounting for the largest proportion of children referred to mental health programs in this country. Clinicians are increasingly aware that ADHD does not disappear over development and that many individuals with the disorder in childhood will continue to manifest into adulthood. ADHD will persist into adolescence in up to 80 percent of childhood cases, and up to 65-70 percent of these cases into adulthood.
This workshop will provide current information on the causes of ADHD, including neuroanatomy, genetics, and potential environmental contributors to the disorder. We will also review the implications of current etiological research for understanding and management. We will focus on key developments in research on the most effective treatment treatments for ADHD as well as an overview of treatments deemed experimental and those that have been disproven or remain unproven.
Monday Advances in diagnosis; Update on executive functioning; Importance of emotion in managing ADHD; Sluggish cognitive tempo
Tuesday Advances in etiologies and management of ADHD; Optimizing ADHD treatment; The impact of comorbidity
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Analyze the specific nature of the inhibition and attention deficits in ADHD
(2) Review research findings on children and adults with high sluggish cognitive tempo vs. ADHD
(3) Discuss how childhood ADHD adversely affects various health outcomes
(4) Improve knowledge of issues involved in selecting medications for the management of individuals with ADHD
Russell Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and the VA Commonwealth University Health Center. He has over 40 years of research and clinical experience in ADHD. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 25 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals as well as more than 290 scientific articles and book chapters related to the assessment and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, New England Educational Institute, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD).Dr. Barkley has the following disclosures: Royalties from Guilford Publications, Continuing EdCourses.com, and American Psychological Associated Press. He has also received speaking fees from Eli Lily (China) and consulting fees from Ironshore Pharmaceutical and Development and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
APA Credit for Psychololgists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- 8.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.00 APAAPA credit.
- 8.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.