ADHD in Adults Press Coverage
Title: ADHD in Adults Celebrates Brain Awareness Week March 11 – 17, 2019
ADHD in Adults celebrates Brain Awareness Week for 2019 with the release of new educational content for both the public and healthcare professionals.
The popular Ask the ADHD Experts sessions are geared for public education and cover topics of interest to adults with ADHD and their families: “ADHD Facts and Fictions,” “Individualizing
Treatment to Optimize Outcomes,” Sleep, Obesity, College Students, and “Transitioning from Adolescence to Adulthood.”
ADHD in Adults offers continuing education for professionals with ADHD CME seminars. Topics cover a wide range of clinically relevant issues such as, “The ABC’s of ADHD,”
“ADHD Symptoms and Treatment,” “Non-drug Treatments for ADHD,” and new “Quality Measures for ADHD.”
ADHD in Adults has also introduced in March, 2019, the new ADHD Online Screener and 18 Symptom Checklist which both are validated to DSM-5’s ADHD diagnostic criteria (Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association, published 2013.)
ADHD in Adults is a partnership organization including APSARD (The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders), which supplies and vets all the faculty for both
ADHD CME and Ask the ADHD Experts. NACE (The National Association of Continuing Education) provides CME accreditation for ADHD CME. Finally, InQuill Medical
Communications, LLC produces and disseminates all media for the benefit of both healthcare professionals and the public.
All published content is free to access and presents evidence-based information in a fair and unbiased manner according to standards of the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing
Since 2014, ADHD in Adults has trained over 15,000 healthcare professionals online, has achieved a quarter million views on YouTube. It has the largest online library of evidenced-based,
ADHD training materials in the world. ADHD in Adults was originally sponsored by AHRQ (The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) and since then has received grant
support from Shire, Otsuka and Harbor Pharmaceuticals for the benefit of both health professional and public education.
Title: Doctors Get New Screening Tool for ADHD in Adults, Online and Updated for DSM 5
The technology for screening for ADHD in adults is getting a significant upgrade effective today.
Since 2005, primary care doctors and psychiatrists have used the Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Version 1.1 screener to find out if adult patients should be evaluated for a diagnosis of ADHD. The screener conformed to the Fourth version of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual which outlined the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis.
In 2013, the DSM 5 was published with updated diagnostic criteria for ADHD based on new research and a wealth of information about ADHD.
However, the ASRS V1.1 screener has remained unchanged since 2005…. until today.
ADHD in Adults is proud to announce the release of a new ADHD online screener updated for DSM 5 criteria. Clinicians are provided free access to the screener after they complete a brief, free educational program.
Office staff can easily administer the new 6-question online screener by clicking one of five frequency choices for each symptom. The screener identifies people who are at risk for adult ADHD and merit further evaluation. The screener does not provide a diagnosis by itself. People who screen positive should be evaluated by a licensed health professional to determine if they meet criteria for the diagnosis.
To use the new ADHD online screener, clinicians and office staff must first complete two hours of ADHD CME training on the use of the new screener, detailing its science, proper use for screening, and follow-up monitoring.
The ASRS screener was developed by Lenard A. Adler, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and the Director of the Adult ADHD Program at NYU Langone Health, and Ronald C. Kessler, PhD, the McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
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Press Release Title: Doctors get New Training on ADHD in Adults via Largest Online U.S. Video Project
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ADHD in Adults announced a major update to the online Continuing Medical Education library focused on treating adult ADHD, now the largest U.S. collection of online video learning on the topic.
ADHD was discovered in the early 1900’s as a childhood disorder, first treated in psychiatry, and later in pediatrics. With the 1980’s, research revealed that 67% of ADHD children grew into ADHD adults. ADHD is now documented in 5% of the population, with over 75% of today’s adults still undiagnosed and untreated.
Established protocols have proven effective in reducing symptoms, however there are not enough psychiatrists to treat the almost 10 million undiagnosed U.S. adults. Until recently, doctors and nurses received little training in adult ADHD. As with anxiety and depression, ADHD care is moving from psychiatry into primary care where screening, diagnosis, and treatment can now take place.
To this end, the ADHD in Adults education project provides health professionals with unbiased and evidence-based continuing medical education. It is a collaboration among ADHD experts from APSARD (American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders,) creating the educational materials; NACE (National Association of Continuing Education,) providing accreditation; and InQuill Medical Communications, LLC, producing and promoting content.
Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Director, says, “This project is a victory of fact over fiction, science over opinion. It is a wonderful result of three decades of research in adult ADHD. Patients now have treatment options, and healthcare providers have knowledge to improve patient lives.”
The project has just launched six new hours of accredited online ADHD CME for professionals at introductory and advanced levels. Fifteen total hours are now available, with more to come this year. Over 3,000 healthcare professionals have registered for training and the project has surpassed 75,000 views on YouTube. Funding has been provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as well as Shire International and Arbor Pharmaceuticals.