An Overview of ADHD

Presenters: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Chris Huzinec, MS

In this introductory overview webinar we will review the new criteria for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in DSM-5 and changes from the earlier DSM. We will also discuss the prevalence of the disorder, the characteristics of ADHD, and the adverse impact of cognitive and executive deficits on learning and achievement. Severity and co-morbidity of symptoms will also be explored. 

After this webinar you will know the answers to the following questions:

-Are there rule-outs?

-What is the experience of a child or adolescent like with a diagnosis of ADHD?

-What obstacles and problems do they face as they go through school and college? 

-What other problems are seen in children with ADHD? What do they need to help them succeed?

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