Integrating Pharmacologic and Alternative Treatments for ADHD


Integrating Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Treatments:
An Evidence-Based Approach


In this 40 minute presentation, Dr. Stephen Faraone, PhD presents the appropriate use of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for ADHD individuals. Non-pharmacologic treatments include cognitive training, meditation, diet inclusions and restrictions, and more. Dr. Faraone uses an evidence-based approach which evaluates the quality of evidence and magnitude of treatment effect (effect size) for each therapy. Further, treatments are categorized into broadband (treating many symptoms) vs narrow band (treating specific issues), and presents a helpful algorithm for healthcare providers to follow inn combining broadband/narrow band as well as pharmacologic/non-pharmacologicc therapies based on patients response and folow-up.

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

At he conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the multiplicity of treatment options of ADHD symptoms and related impairments frequently comorbid with ADHD
  • Choose treatment options based upon their quality of evidence and effect size and the interests of your patient
  • Use an algorithm described in the session to plot a course of treatment for ADHD patients based upon reported and observed symptoms
  • Access further ADHD CME resources on the website to learn further detail about both medication and non-pharmacologic interventions

Presented by

Stephen V. Faraone PhD

Distinguished Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and
Neuroscience and Physiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University

President, World Federation of ADHD

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