ADHD and Substance Use Disorders SUD


ADHD and Substance Use Disorder


In this 66-minute presentation, Anthony Rostain, MD, MA clearly describes the neural correlates that ADHD patients share with proclivity toward substance abuse. He reviews the risks of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in teenagers, college students, and adults, discusses appropriate medication usage, and describes multiple treatment approaches (both pharmaceutical and cognitive therapies) that clinicians can use to treat both ADHD and SUD. A trusting clinician-patient relationship is an important key to treatment success. 

This webcast was recorded live and is being used with the permission of the presenter. 

At the conclusion of this CME Activity, primary healthcare professionals will be able to describe:

  • The prevalence, phenomenology and impact of Substance Use Disorders in youth and adults with ADHD
  • Current theories regarding the links between ADHD and SUD
  • Key studies documenting the occurrence of stimulant misuse and abuse among college and university students
  • Clinical strategies for managing ADHD in the presence of SUD and for reducing the misuse/abuse of stimulant medications in at-risk patients

Presented by

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine

Medical Director, Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program
PENN Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Course Runs: Sept 1, 2020 – Sept 1, 2021

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