CME: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults: Updates from APA 2019

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ADHD is a common neuropsychiatric disorder, affecting more than 2-3% of adults in the United States. ADHD is characterized by inattentive and/or hyperactive symptoms. Inattentive symptoms include inattention, distractibility and procrastination whereas hyperactive symptoms include impatience, restlessness, and impulsiveness. The presence of the disorder has a significant impact on health, education, and family situations.

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at the APA 2019 meeting relating to ADHD in adults related to disease diagnosis and apply them to patient cases.
  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at the APA 2019 meeting relating to ADHD in adults related to evaluation of degree therapeutic success and apply them to patient cases.
  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at the APA 2019 meeting relating to ADHD in adults related to emerging therapies and apply them to patient cases.
  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at the APA 2019 meeting relating to ADHD in adults related to quantifying benefit and risk of disease progression and apply them to patient cases.

Target Audience:

The following healthcare professionals: psychiatrists, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in psychiatry; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter pediatric patients with ADHD.

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