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Course Overview

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.

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