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Today, ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. The causes are currently unknown. However, the symptoms commonly associated with ADHD have been identified: a chronic level of inattention, impulsive hyperactivity, or both, such that daily functioning is compromised. A person with ADHD may struggle in important areas of life, such as peer and family relationships, and in school or work performance.

Course Description

This CME Program will discuss symptoms, classification, causes, pathophysiology, diagnosis and managment of ADHD to help primary care providers become better educated in the area of ADHD.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Course Introduction and Pre-Test: 5 minutes
  • Case Based Presentation with Audience Response Questions: 50 minutes
  • Q&A, Post-Test and Evaluation: 5 minutes


  • Describe the diagnostic tools and in-office evaluation of children who may have ADHD.
  • Discuss the multitude of older and newer pharmacologic medications available for ADHD, including titrating medications to an appropriate dose, adverse effect profiles, duration, drug abuse potential and subpopulations where non-stimulant drugs are less likely to be effective.
  • Indicate selection of medication taking into account side effects, risks of abuse, need for 24 medication coverage, comorbid conditions, and potential for combination therapies using stimulant and non-stimulant drugs.

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