Project TEACH

Treatment of ADHD

Dates: May 29, 2018 - ongoing

Number of Credits: 1.00


This free, CME-certified webinar helps you provide the best possible care to children and adolescents with ADHD. Pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) assess and treat the majority of young patients who have ADHD. This makes early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD important in primary care settings. Undertreatment of ADHD can have significant personal and societal impacts. Barriers to treatment include poor adherence, treatment resistance, adverse medication effects, and more. The content of this webinar focuses on multiple treatment strategies for ADHD with stimulants, nonstimulants, and other medications, treatment of comorbidities such as ODD, conduct disorder, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and relative effect sizes of treatment options and when to choose one versus another. This webinar is presented by Project TEACH, a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  • Biederman, Joseph, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the multiple options available for the treatment of ADHD with stimulants, nonstimulants, and other classes of medication.
  • Discuss relative effect sizes of the stimulants and nonstimulants and to provide a rationale for when to choose one versus another.
  • Identify the effects of treatment of ADHD on co-morbid conditions such as ODD, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary Care and Family Practice Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Residents
  • Other Mental Health, Primary Care and Pediatric Clinicians
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Designation Statement

McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Professions (self-claim) Statement

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Other Professions (self-claim) Designation Statement

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.We recommend physician assistants and nurse practitioners select this certificate.