ADHD in Children and Adolescents (April/May/June)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2022 | Volume: 13 | Number: 3&4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

There are so many decisions to make in treating ADHD. Should we use the new stimulants or stick with old ones? And how should we talk with parents who are concerned about trying them? We also review the latest word on treating anxiety disorders, and much much more.

In This Issue

Expert Q&A

Practical Issues with Prescribing ADHD Meds

Topics: Adhansia | ADHD | Aptensio | Contempla | Dyanaval | Evekeo | Jornay PM | Mydayis | Qelbree | Quillivant | Stimulant treatment | Zenzedi and ProCentra

There are so many newer medications for ADHD. Should we be trying them out sooner or waiting until our patients have failed several trials of older preparations? We talk with Dr. Anne Buchanan who guides us through this process, and we give you a handy chart of the newer medications as well.

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Expert Q&A

Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children: The New AACAP Clinical Practice Guideline

Topics: anxiety disorders | CBT | Clinical Practice Guidelines | Generalized Anxiety Disorder | Panic Disorder | School Phobia | Separation Anxiety | SNRIs | Social Anxiety | Specific Phobia | SSRIs

There is a new process for sorting and consolidating treatment recommendations: Clinical Practice Guidelines are the new gold standard. We spoke with Dr. A. Reese Abright about the CPG on anxiety disorders to help you understand where the state of the art is for treating the usual disorders that come up in our clinical practice settings.

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Clinical Update

Talking with Parents about Stimulant Treatment

Topics: ADHD | Collaboration | Parents | Stimulant Medications

We know that stimulant medications are very effective for ADHD. But parents are often worried about giving stimulants to children and teens. How can we best approach parents to respectfully reassure them and partner with them? We give you practical ideas to put into practice today.

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Research Update

Methylphenidate Improves Mood and Boredom in Children with ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Boredom | Depression | methylphenidate | Mood

Kids with ADHD often complain that they are bored. But what does that really mean? And many are also depressed. Does treating the ADHD help these symptoms? We looked a study that tries to break this down and give us a way forward, while offering some new insights on the relationships between ADHD, mood and boredom - important and useful symptoms to track.

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Research Update

The Evidence Base for Polypharmacy in ADHD

Topics: ADHD | aggression | Central Alpha Agonists | Combined Pharmacotherapy | Divalproex | polypharmacy | Risperidone | Stimulants

Often our patients with ADHD do not seem to respond adequately to one medication. We try different medications and we try combining them, but does it work? This study looked at the outcomes for stimulants alone and in combination with central alpha agonists, divalproex, and risperidone. Does polypharmacy work? Read it and see!

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In Brief

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Masks or no masks, kids with ADHD are struggling. Stimulants are helpful, but how do we choose from all the new preparations?

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - ADHD in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, April/May/June 2022

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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