ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Nature, Diagnosis, and Management

Venue: Royal Ottawa Hospital

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005
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Description

This presentation will provide detailed, current information on the nature of ADHD in children and teens. A new theory of ADHD will be presented that provides a much more enriching, comprehensive, and dignifying view of the disorder than does the current clinical conceptualization of ADHD as merely an attention deficit. Dr. Barkley will discuss these exciting implications and the most effective treatment strategies for use with children and teens having ADHD, focusing particularly on home and classroom management while also reviewing the latest in medication therapy for ADHD.

You will learn about:
- The primary characteristics of ADHD and its modern subtyping, along with the diagnostic criteria and adjustments for special populations
- Comorbid disorders, developmental risks, life course, and adult outcomes that show the substantial health and mental health impact of the disorder
- A new theoretical framework from which to understand ADHD as a developmental disorder of self-regulation, providing tremendous insight into the nature of the disorder and treatment planning
- Specific methods for the management of ADHD children in the classroom and at home
- A family training program for ADHD teens
- The most useful medications to use in conjunction with home and school management programs for children and teens with ADHD

Venue

1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
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