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This course reviews current scientific knowledge and clinical approaches to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and examines its impact on development, functioning and health outcomes.

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Week 1: Basics
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Prevalence, Epidemiology
  • Clinical Case Presentations - Children, adolescents, adults

Weeks 2-5: Biology
  • Genetic Factors
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Factors
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurochemistry
  • Summary of Neurobiology of ADHD

Week 6: Psychology
  • Intellectual Development
  • Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders
  • Emotional Self Control and Motivation
  • Executive Functioning - Working Memory, Organization Planning

Week 7: Health & Long Term Outcomes
  • Health Status/Sleep Problems
  • Risk Taking Behaviors (Smoking, Sexuality, Substance Abuse)
  • Accidents, Injuries, Driving Difficulties
  • Long Term Outcomes of ADHD
Comorbid Conditions
  • Externalizing Disorders (ODD, CD) and Substance Abuse
  • Internalizing Disorders (i.e. Mood and Anxiety Disorders)

Week 8: Assessment
  • Diagnostic Interviewing
  • Behavior Rating Scales, School Performance Measures

Weeks 9-10: Medical Treatment
  • Medications - Stimulants / Review of the Literature
  • Medications - Stimulants / Mechanisms of Action
  • Medications - Misuse and Abuse of Stimulants
  • Medications - Atomoxetine / Alpha Agonists

Weeks 11-12: Treatment 2
  • Behavior Management: Home and School
  • Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep Hygiene
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Neurocognitive Training
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