Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Child: Assessment, Treatment, Practical Guidelines and Literature Updates
This 60-minute, lecture-based presentation addresses the prevalence of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); identifies DSM-IV criteria to assess or diagnose ADHD in symptomatic patients; discusses counseling of patients and parents on successful management of ADHD; and evaluates pharmacologic treatment modifications based on evolving evidence and recommendations.
Listen to the lecture and follow along with the slides. Submit the post-test for CME credit, free to AAFP members.
Mary N. Cook, MD, is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, currently serving as the medical director of clinical services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders, Intensive Outpatient Psychiatry Program at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is also the medical director of the Child Psychiatry Clinic and the Intensive Family Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Hospital. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is committed to training child psychiatry residents and other mental health trainees.
Dr Cook recently won a resident-nominated award for teaching excellence. She specializes in working with families of children diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She spearheaded the development of a series of outpatient specialty clinics, as well as an intensive outpatient psychiatry program at The Children’s Hospital. She is the co-author of Counseling Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Problems in the Schools and frequently performs presentations in the community for schools and primary care providers. Her passion is working with families, and her overarching philosophy of treatment involves minimizing the use of medication while optimizing parenting and psychosocial skills.
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This CME activity is supported in part by an educational grant to the AAFP from McNeil Pediatrics, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent those of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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