ADHD in Adults: Nature, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management
ADHD is recognized as a relatively common disorder of adults, affecting 4-5 percent of the adult population and accounts for an increasing number of referrals to mental health and family medicine practices. The disorder has a pervasive impact on most domains of daily life activities, including occupational, educational, and social functioning, and health-related behavior. It is therefore imperative that mental health, medical, and adult educational professionals have as much up-to-date knowledge of this disorder and its treatment as possible. This program will provide current information on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, comorbid disorders, and adaptive impairments occurring in adults with ADHD. Dr. Barkley will provide guidance on the diagnosis and assessment of ADHD and the need for clinical judgment beyond just employing a DSM-5 algorithm. He will also describe the most effective treatment strategies focusing on counseling, medications, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and educational and workplace accommodations.
Participants will be able to:
1. List the primary characteristics of ADHD in adults
2. Discuss issues involved in evaluating ADHD and adjustments required to the DSM-5 for adults
3. Assess issues that arise in the clinical assessment and diagnosis of the disorder and how best to address them
4. Explain the theory of ADHD as a disorder of executive functioning and self-regulation and the implications for management
Russell Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Barkley is a scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 25 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering over 40 editions, and creator of 7 award winning professional videos. He has also published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He has received numerous awards for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.
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.
Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
APA Accreditation Statement:
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. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 3.00 APAAPA credit.
- 3.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 3.00 NASW
Tuition for each 3-hour session is $120 if received by June 18, 2021. After June 18, 2021, tuition for a 3-hour sessions is $145.
Tuition for graduate and medical students and resident physicians is $90 with a letter from the training director.
There is a $5 processing fee for online transactions.
Refunds, minus a $20 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.