Date(s) - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents
ADHD in adults is among the most impairing outpatient disorders seen in clinical practice. ADHD is viewed as a disorder of self-regulation and executive functioning. The condition has an adverse affect on family functioning, self-care and independence, education, peer relationships, sexual activities, driving, money management, occupational functioning, antisocial behavior, substance abuse, marriage, and child rearing, among others. ADHD expert Russell Barkley will discuss the latest research on how to meet the many challenges facing adults with ADHD — from diagnosis and evaluation to everyday symptom management. Adults will also learn about the most effective treatments for managing common risks while living with ADHD.
In this webinar you will learn:
- The findings from the latest studies, and Dr. Barkley’s own research, on the impairments caused by ADHD in adulthood
- Ways to ensure an accurate diagnosis for adult ADHD
- How to identify the detailed risks within each domain of impairment — education, occupational functioning, social functioning, driving, and so on.
- Key recommendations and treatments to address ADHD symptoms in adults
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.