ADHD in Adults: Making the Diagnosis and Optimizing Treatment
Part 2: Optimizing Treatment
In this second of a two-part series on Diagnosing and Optimizing Treatment for ADHD, primary care clinicians will learn to choose and dose ADHD medications appropriately for symptom improvement, determine improvement levels through Measurement-Based Care, recognize side effects that would warrant medication change or adjustment, and refer patients appropriately for psycho-social support. Presented by a family physician who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time, learners will walk away with a confidence in handling ADHD as we currently do anxiety, depression, and associated medications.
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:
- Choose confidently between stimulant and non-stimulant medication for a particular patient
- Titrate medication dosage up to an optimal level in each patient over an appropriate time period
- Refer to a third party for adjunctive and appropriate psycho-social support
- Follow and ADHD patient’s improvement with Measurement-Based Care
- Identify adverse side effects of medication that would warrant a change to a different medication
Oren Mason, MD
Principal, Attention MD
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan