About the Course
Audience: The intended audience for this course is nurses who would like to expand their knowledge of ADHD and/or interact with people who have ADHD.
Course Overview: This course will provide a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated symptoms, as well as symptom management that includes behavioral and pharmacologic treatment modalities.
- Discuss the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD and explain the importance of obtaining a thorough history in formulating a diagnosis.
- Describe four ways in which ADHD affects patients with ADHD and those around them.
- Identify three behavioral approaches to managing ADHD and explain the importance of a patient-centered approach to behavior management.
- Describe the pharmacologic treatment of ADHD.
About the Author
Ken Stanton, RN, PhD
Dr. Stanton is a staff nurse in the behavioral health services department at Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California.
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