About the course
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 5% of children and adolescents and 2.5% of adults worldwide. Throughout an individual’s lifetime, ADHD can increase the risk of other psychiatric disorders, educational and occupational failure, accidents, criminality, social disability and addictions.
Increasingly, adults with ADHD symptoms are seeking help, but many clinicians do not feel confident making assessments or recommending treatment of this disorder. ADHD is a treatable condition and the diagnosis of ADHD is reliable and valid when evaluated with standard criteria for psychiatric disorders. It is important for mental health professionals to have an understanding of the ADHD symptoms and their management. This one-day course aims to give clinicians a broad understanding of the aetiology of ADHD, an approach to assessment in adult patients, and an overview of medical and psychological interventions.
After completing this course those attending will be able to:
- Describe the aetiology, epidemiology and risk factors of ADHD
- Identify signs and symptoms of ADHD and discuss the clinical presentation of ADHD in adults
- Discuss comorbidity and differentiate ADHD symptoms from other disorders
- Perform a basic clinical assessment for ADHD in adults and know when/where to refer to specialist services
- Discuss the long-term impact of ADHD in adulthood
- Discuss the service provision for adults with ADHD
- Formulate first-line management of ADHD including pharmacological and psychological treatment
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, RMN, ST4-7 – psychiatry
Length & Time
82-96 Grove Ln,
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.