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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.
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
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
Work and School Accommodations
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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