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Dr. Russell Barkley Presents 

 ADHD & Coexisting Disorders 

&

 Modern Meds For ADHD

Over 80% of children and adults with ADHD have at least one other psychiatric disorder and more than 50% have at least two such comorbid disorders. Research now shows that the second disorder that co-exists with ADHD often has a significant clinical impact on both the understanding of the joint presentation of these disorders and the treatment of them. All ADHD is not the same in terms of management. Topics to be covered include: Past approaches to ADHD subtyping; Using comorbidity to clinically subtype ADHD; Prevalence of comorbidity in ADHD; and specific disorders and their treatment implications, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Tics and OCD, and Learning Disabilities, among others.

Topic 2. Advances in ADHD Medications.

The past 10-15 years have witnessed a number of major developments in the medications and delivery systems available for the management of ADHD. Dr. Barkley here discusses the types of medications now available to ADHD management and the various delivery systems developed to extend the effectiveness of the medications across the day. For each medication, he will present the major beneficial effects and side effects. He will also discuss various issues clinicians should consider in selecting particular medications to use with a patient with ADHD, such as those issues related to the social context, the patient’s characteristics, and any comorbid conditions that may exist. 

Speakers Bio.

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on ADHD/ADD in children and adults who has dedicated his career to widely disseminating science-based information about ADHD. Barkley is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is the author of several books including Taking Charge of ADHD.

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