Although approximately 60% of individuals with childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have symptoms that persist into adulthood, there is still limited awareness of ADHD in adults, including its presentation, burden, and management. Many adult patients with ADHD are now seen and managed in the primary care setting, and this eNewsletter details the diagnosis of ADHD, its pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment, long-term management strategies, and steps to address the potential for abuse of ADHD medications.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking
To improve awareness of the burden and impact of ADHD in adults, aid in its diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and provide strategies for long-term management of adult patients with ADHD.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify ADHD symptoms in adults in order to employ appropriate screening and diagnostic tools
- Develop evidence-based individualized treatment plans for adult ADHD patients
- Counsel adult ADHD patients on the long-term management of the condition, including treatment adherence and nonpharmacologic measures
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology credit.
CNE course advisor: Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, University of California, Santa Cruz
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of December 29, 2017. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, the AAPA, or Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Montano: honoraria: Allergan, Neos, Shire, Takeda.
The Planning Committee for this activity included Ruth Cohen, Devera Pine, and Stef Stendardo of Continuing Education Alliance; Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, of the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Mark Christiansen, PhD, PA-C, of the University of the Pacific. The members of the Planning Committee have no significant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the eNewsletter in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: December 29, 2017
Expiration date: December 29, 2018
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