ADHD: Current Best Practice

  • Ralph May, Psy.D.

    ADHD: Current Best Practice
    by Ralph M. May, Psy.D.

    This workshop will review the current neurobiology of ADHD, changes in the diagnostic nomenclature from DSM-IV to DSM-5, and will discuss the best evidenced based practices for the management of ADHD across the lifespan.

    Goals and Objectives

    By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. learn about the current neurobiology of ADHD;
    2. understand the key diagnostic changes in DSM-5 for ADHD;
    3. review effective and non-effective interventions for ADHD.

    Presentation Outline

    1. Introduction
      1. Review of History of ADHD
      2. Current Status of the Diagnosis
    2. Neurobiology
      1. ADHD as a "Neurodevelopmental Disorder"
      2. Genetics vs. Environment
      3. Neuroanatomy and neurobiology of ADHD
    3. Diagnosis
      1. DSM-IV vs. DSM-5 - The changes
      2. Criteria for ADHD in childhood vs. adulthood
      3. Co-morbidity
    4. Treatment
      1. Medications
      2. Behavioral Interventions
      3. The Family and ADHD
      4. The School and ADHD
    5. Summary and Discussion