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ADHD Update

$4.00 [1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-324

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CE Course Description

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children of all ages, and identifying children who show signs of ADHD at a very young age in order to treat them as early as possible may diminish social and academic repercussions. This brief continuing education course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, provides current information about ADHD including prevalence, characteristics, treatment options, and relevant research findings.

CE Course Objectives

1. Discuss characteristics, prevalence, diagnosis, and symptoms of ADHD.

2. Identify the effectiveness of interventions for ADHD or disruptive behavior disorder in children as well as adverse effects associated with ADHD treatments.

3. Summarize what research says about how ADHD treatment improves symptoms, and the risks involved with each treatment.

4. Describe non-pharmaceutical interventions for ADHD as well as stimulants and non-stimulants that are used to treat the symptoms of the disorder.

5. Outline factors that parents should consider when deciding on medicine or non-medicine treatments for a child or teen with ADHD.

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