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Surviving and Thriving with ADHD: Part 2

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Overview

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting as many as 5-10% of children and adolescents and 2.5- 5% of adults. It is a serious public health concern because of its high prevalence, long-term course, and functional impairment at home, school and work. ADHD can be effectively managed with a variety of treatment options, including parent training, school interventions, medications, and behavioral strategies. Currently, there is debate about the overdiagnosis of ADHD leading to inappropriate treatment and stigmatization, or missed diagnoses of conditions with similar symptoms as ADHD (eg, anxiety, speech or language delay, developmental disorder).

This issue is the second of a 2-part review of ADHD. Part 1 focuses on current stimulant and nonstimulant treatments for ADHD. Part 2 summarizes the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of ADHD across all age groups, recommended nondrug and behavioral interventions for managing ADHD, clinically significant drug interactions with ADHD medications, and coexisting conditions that are often present in patients with ADHD.

Details

Publication Date: 10/31/2019
Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
CE Credit: 1.0 (0.10 CEU)
Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

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Authors

Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. Dr. Dopheide has specialized expertise in child/ adolescent psychiatric disorders. She works with children and adults with psychiatric illnesses in hospital and clinic settings, and teaches at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Dopheide reports no financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) that appears in this issue.

Target Audience

This accredited program is targeted to pharmacists .

Goals & Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. List factors that contribute to the cause of ADHD. Discuss the impact of ADHD as it persists into adulthood.
    2. Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of ADHD across different age groups.
    3. List key components of behavioral therapy that can improve ADHD in children, in teens, and in adults. Discuss clinically significant drug interactions that may occur with medications commonly used for the treatment of ADHD.
    4. Describe conditions that are often present in indviduals who have ADHD. List a treatment consideration for each.

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Upon successful completion of this program and the post test (70%), 1.0 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded. To receive credit and your exam score, please complete the exam questions and program evaluation.

Editorial and Review Board

Chief Editor and CE Administrator


Terry M. Baker, PharmD

Managing Editor


Tracy Farnen, PharmD

Associate Editors


James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Associate Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Richard Ron Finley, B.S. Pharm.,R.Ph.
Clinical Pharmacist (volunteer faculty)
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Memory and Aging Center
Lecturer (Emeritus) UCSF, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA

Consultant Pharmacist
Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, Sutter Health/CPMC
San Francisco, CA

Consult Pharmacist Aging and Adult Health Services
San Francisco Health Department
San Francisco, CA

Julio R. Lopez, PharmD, FCSHP
Chief of Pharmacy Service
VA Northern California Health Care System

Adjunct Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy
Touro University
Vallejo, CA

Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA Adjunct Professor
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Visiting Associate Professor and Lecturer
Nursing School
Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA

Pamela Mausner, MD

Helen Berlie, Pharm.D. CDE, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Ambulatory Care Specialist - Diabetes
Health Centers Detroit Medical Group
Detroit, MI

Senior Editorial Advisor


Gerard Hatheway, PharmD, PhD

Editorial Advisors


Belinda M. Danielson, RPh
Christopher M. DeSoto, PharmD
Angie S. Graham, PharmD
Cynthia Chan Huang, PharmD, MBA
Fred Plageman, PharmD

Editorial Advisor and Clinical Practice Consultant for Nurse Practitioners


Emily K.
Meuleman, RN, C, MS

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