Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Overview

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Credits

2.00

Post Assessment Questions

9

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been surrounded by controversy over the last century. Over the past 30 years, however, a consensus has been developed regarding both the existence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the symptoms and signs that define it. Additionally, research has increased knowledge of the neurochemical and physiologic causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This has led to the development of techniques for effective management of the condition. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Outline the pathophysiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Explain how to evaluate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Review treatment considerations for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Summarize the importance of enhancing coordination amongst the interprofessional team, caregiver, and patient to provide optimal care to patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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This article, like most STAT Pearls articles, could benefit from tables and other visual aids. For example, the section on ADHD rating scales could have summarized the scales in a table that included the scale's target (i.e., patient, parent, parent & teacher) and appropriate patient age range for the scale (e.g., children ages 6–12 for Vanderbilt scale).

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great program!

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there’s a few spelling mistakes.

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in a child with ADHD (and without other neurological conditions), MRI of the brain would not show brain damage.

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