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Program Committee: Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Program Director;
Lenard Adler, MD, David Goodman, MD, Co-Chairs, APSARD Education Committee;
Jonathan Marx, MBA, Media and Marketing Director

Anthony L. Rostain, MD MA

Dr. Rostain is Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is immediate past President of APSARD, the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, and is on the Advisory Board of ADHD in Adults.com.

College Students and Risky Behavior

Graziano PA, Reid A, Slavec J, Paneto A, McNamara JP, Geffken GR. “ADHD Symptomatology and Risky Health, Driving, and Financial Behaviors in College: The Mediating Role of Sensation Seeking and Effortful Control” Journal of Attention Disorders (2014) Epub ahead of print April. DOI: 10.1177/1087054714527792. This study explores the relative contributions of “top-down” (i.e. effortful control) …

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Dialetical Behavior Therapy, College Students, and ADHD

J Atten Disord. 2015 Mar;19(3):260-7. DOI: 10.1177/1087054714535951 “Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Skills Training for ADHD Among College Students” Fleming, A.P., McMahon, R.J., Moran, L.R., Peterson, A.P., Dreessen, A. This article reports on the results of the first randomized controlled clinical trial of treatment program for college students with ADHD. Thirty-three …

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Oros Methylphenidate, ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Proven ADHD Medications for Adults – OROS-methylphenidate Many studies have documented that ADHD patients have difficulties with the type of complex brain processes neurologists call “Executive Functions” (EF). A 2011 study of ADHD in Adults for example found roughly 40% have executive function deficits (EFDs) (Biederman, et al. 2011). EFs help us organize our lives, …

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One Year on ADHD Medications

Fredriksen M, Dahl AA, Martinsen EW, Klungsoyr O, Haavik J, Peleikis DE “Effectiveness of one-year pharmacological treatment of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): An open-label prospective study of time in treatment, dose, side-effects and comorbidity.” European Neuropsychopharm 2014 24: 1873-1884. This new study from Norway provides useful information about the long-term drug treatment of adult ADHD. …

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“Does Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Adults Enhance Parenting Performance?”

Waxmonsky JG, et al.  “Does Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Adults Enhance Parenting Performance? Results of a Double-Blind Randomized Trial.” CNS Drugs (2014) 28:665-677. This study examines the impact of pharmacologic treatment of parents with ADHD on their parenting performance.  It has long been observed that parental ADHD reduces the efficacy of parenting behaviors and …

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Adherence to Stimulants in Adult ADHD

O’Callaghan, P.  “Adherence to stimulants in adult ADHD.”  J Atten Def Hyp Disord. (2014) 6:111-120. This study uses a mixed-method design to investigate the factors that influence stimulant medication adherence in adults with ADHD.  The author notes that adherence rates for pharmacotherapy in adults with ADHD is reported to be less than 12% which is …

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