Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Course information
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
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. 

Learning objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the causes, 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

 

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