ADHD in Children and Adolescents (Jan/Feb/Mar)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 1

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Hear two masters in ADHD: Dr Russ Barkley on ADHD and longevity, and Dr Ned Hallowell on finding the right life partner. We cover the conundrum of diagnosis vs target symptoms, understanding dyslexia and reading programs. We look at whether stimulant medications reduce criminal behavior and look at maximal dosing of methylphenidate.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Child Psychiatry

It is hard to put into words what it was like talking with Russ Barkley and Ned ­Hallowell for this issue on ADHD. I hope that when you read these two interviews, you will experience my joy at spending time with these masters in the field.

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Issue Highlights

Highlights From This Issue

Topics: ADHD | adolescents | Child Psychiatry | Teen | teens

Quick summary of what you’ll learn.

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Article

Are Target Symptoms More Important Than Diagnosis?

Topics: ADHD | adolescents | Research | Teen | teens

Research often does not describe the patients who come to our clinics. One of the chief reasons for this is that research studies typically have exclusion criteria that creates more pure populations of subjects with one diagnosis while comorbid diagnosis is more the rule than the exception in child and adolescent mental health care. This article will help clinicians to grapple with this thorny problem.

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Expert Q&A

Reduced Life Expectancy in ADHD

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Life coaching | Life expectancy | Longevity | Medication | methylphenidate | Mortality | stimulant | Teen | teens

Russell Barkley, PhD, discusses the enormity of the health consequences and early mortality associated with ADHD. The range and likely mechanism of long-term effects of ADHD are discussed, and we examine the role of assertive treatment in childhood and adolescence.

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Expert Q&A

Reimagining ADHD

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Relationships | Teen | teens

While medication is the mainstay of treating symptoms in ADHD, Edward Hallowell, MD, shares a positive, relationship-based approach to ADHD with practical strategies to help children and adolescents manage ADHD.

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Clinical Update

Reviews of Programs That Purport to Improve Reading

Topics: Dyslexia | Learning & Developmental Disabilities | Literacy | Reading | Reading Disorders | Reading remediation | Remediation

Multiple programs claim to improve executive function and cognitive processing. Although the evidence for the efficacy of reading programs is generally scant, we discuss to how to talk with families in a manner that is clear and factual yet allows for collaboration if families choose to pursue these options.

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Research Update

Can Stimulants Prevent Crime?

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Crime | Criminal behavior | Learning & Developmental Disabilities | Medication | stimulant | Teen | teens

The link between ADHD and antisocial behavior leading to arrests and incarcerations is often not clear: is the ADHD causing the behaviors or other related factors? We examine the results of a population-based study to give us insight into whether treating ADHD with stimulant medication has an effect on the risk of criminal behavior.

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Research Update

Methylphenidate Max Dosing

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Medication | methylphenidate | stimulant | Teen | teens

We examine current methylphenidate dosing and unpack what the research tells us about prescribing beyond conventional limits when clinically indicated for children and adolescents.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - ADHD in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, Jan/Feb/Mar 2020

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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