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Treatment Issues And Pharmacology In Pediatric ADHD

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
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Course Summary

Depending on their role and training, clinicians may or may not have primary responsibility to diagnose ADHD; however, often nurses and therapists contribute to the formulation of a diagnosis and plan of care through observation and interaction with children, parents and teachers and rely upon expert knowledge to use the right screening tool and methods to identify behaviors and social challenges associated with ADHD. The purpose of this course is to prepare clinicians to have knowledge of pediatric ADHD, methods of diagnosing associated disorders and behavioral outcomes, and to participate in interprofessional collaborative treatment that involves the patient and their family.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.         Screening For Related Disorders

III.       Legal And Ethical Issues

IV.        Treatment And Management

V.          Child Abuse And ADHD In Children

VI.        Behavioral Management Of ADHD

VII.      Medication Management Of ADHD

1.          Psychostimulants

2.          Methylphenidate

3.          Dexmethylphenidate

4.          Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine

5.          Dextroamphetamine sulfate

6.          Methamphetamine hydrochloride (Desoxyn)

7.          Non-stimulant Medication for ADHD

8.          Atomoxetine

9.          Alpha-2 agonists

10.       Guanfacine hydrochloride

11.       Clonidine

12.       Antidepressants

13.       Bupropion

14.       Tricyclic Antidepressants

15.       Nortriptyline

16.       Imipramine hydrochloride

17.       Desipramine hydrochloride

18.       Special Considerations During Medication Management

VIII.    Summary

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