Date(s) - Wednesday, August 26, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents
Adolescents face many challenges (and thrilling new experiences) as they transition into adulthood — a passage that is often more difficult for adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Separation and individuation from their families, management of their academic and occupational endeavors, and legal independence may be more problematic for teens diagnosed with ADHD. Moreover, unhealthy interpersonal interactions, mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use problems may also surface during these years. The good news is that preventive education, a proper diagnosis that includes evaluation for comorbid conditions like depression and anxiety, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition for teens and set them up for a successful launch into adulthood.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- Strategies for diagnosing and working with young people with ADHD
- How to identify and manage “stress points”
- How to help teens with ADHD manage medications, including safe storage and appropriate use of stimulants
- The importance of preventive medicine in ADHD and ways to help teens with ADHD to feel and be at their best
Dr. Timothy E. Wilens, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and (Co) Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., Distinguished Endowed Professor and Chair at Children’s National Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine.
This training has been approved for 1 hour of foster parent training credit.