ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis, Impairments and Management with Russell Bar
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ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis, Impairments and Management with Russell Barkley, Ph.D.


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Category:
ADHD
Faculty:
Russell A. Barkley
Duration:
2 Hours 27 Minutes
Original Program Date :
15 Jul, 2013
SKU:
POS043635
Media Type:
Online Learning



Description

ADHD is now recognized as a relatively common mental disorder of adults, affecting 4-5 percent of the adult population and accounting for an increasing number of referrals to mental health and family practices in this country. The disorder has a pervasive impact on most major domains of daily life activities, including occupational, educational, and social functioning and health-related behavior. It is therefore imperative that mental health, medical, and educational professionals have as much up-to-date knowledge of this adult disorder and its treatment as possible.

This presentation will provide current information on the nature, comorbid disorders, adaptive impairments, and etiologies of ADHD as it occurs in adults. Dr. Barkley will provide an overview of the most effective treatment strategies focusing particularly on counseling, medication, and workplace/educational accommodations.

OBJECTIVES
  • Define the primary characteristics of ADHD and its subtyping in adults
  • Identify issues involved in evaluating ADHD and adjustments required to the DSM for adults
  • Describe the likely comorbid disorders and adaptive impairments associated with ADHD
  • Explain the etiologies of ADHD
  • Summarize the proven and unproven remedies for ADHD in adults
  • List the most useful medications to use in conjunction with counseling and workplace/school accommodations

OUTLINE
  • History of ADHD in Adults
  • Current Diagnostic Criteria
  • Problems with DSM-IV Criteria and How to Address Them
  • Subtyping of ADHD
  • Review of Domains of Impairment in Adults with ADHD
  • Psychiatric Comorbidity with Adult ADHD
  • Executive Function Deficits in ADHD
  • Etiologies
  • Assessment Issues
  • Recommended Treatments
  • Work and School Accommodations
  • Conclusions

ABOUT RUSSELL A. BARKLEY, Ph.D.

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Barkley holds a Diplomate in three specialties: Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP), and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABCCAP, ABPP). He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored or co-edited 19 books and published more than 250 scientific papers and book chapters related to ADHD and its assessment and treatment. His most recent books include ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says (2008), Taking Charge of Adult ADHD (2010), the Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale – IV (2011), the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (2011), and the Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (2011). In 1993, he founded a newsletter for clinical professionals, The ADHD Report (Guilford), and currently serves as its editor. He was President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology in 1991, and served as President of the Section of Clinical Child Psychology, now Division 53, of the American Psychological Association in 1988.

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited workshops, public addresses, and scientific presentations internationally and has appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes (CBS), the Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), Sunday Morning (CBS), CNN Sunday Morning and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1996, he received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for outstanding research in child health and human development. In 1998, he was awarded the Distinguished Contribution Award to Research by the Section on Clinical Child Psychology of the American Psychological Association. And in 2003 he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for Scientific Clinical Psychology of Division 12 of the American Psychological Association for his popularization of the science of clinical psychology.

 

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Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.  He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. 

He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders, New England Educational Institute, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science.  His websites are www.russellbarkley.org and ADHDLectures.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is on the speaker’s bureau for Eli Lilly and receives compensation.  He has an advisory board relationship with Theravance and receives compensation.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Jones and Bartlett Publishers and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for J&K Seminar and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for PsychContinuingEd.com and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for ContinuingEdCourse.com and receives royalties.   He is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial:   Dr. Russell Barkley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals

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