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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a significant effect on day-to-day functioning and quality of life; however, it often goes unrecognized. The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of ADHD. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Review the epidemiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
2. Outline the diagnostic criteria for ADHD for children and adults.
3. Identify ways in which ADHD symptoms change as patients approach adulthood.
4. Discuss what is known about the pathophysiology of ADHD.
5. Describe evidence-based recommendations and the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of ADHD.
6. Describe the use of behavioral therapy in the treatment of ADHD.
7. Discuss the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD and medical and psychiatric comorbidities, including the importance of patient and family education and the unique needs of non-English-proficient patients.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.