Adults with ADHD: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Management

Adults with ADHD: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Management

On-Demand Webcast

Anthony Rostain, MD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Medical Director, Adult Developmental Disorders Section
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to improve the care of adults patients with ADHD.


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the hallmark features of ADHD in adults, as well as key functional impairments and co-occurring mental health problems that contribute to the clinical and socioeconomic burden
  • Describe key steps involved in assessing adults for ADHD incorporating validated screening tools and recent DSM-5 criteria
  • Differentiate among the current and emerging treatments for adult ADHD in terms of safety, efficacy, duration of activity, and executive function
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning in selecting appropriate treatment options for the management of adult patients with ADHD



To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must participate in the full activity, complete the 6-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. Participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation form online may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

Release Date: 12/28/2016
Expiration Date: 12/28/2017
Estimated time to complete: 1.25 hours

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

There is no fee associated with this activity.


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Instructional Level: Advanced


The planning committee comprises Anthony Rostain, MD, MA; William C. Torrey, MD; Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC; Raquel Gaerlan, Mike Kearney, Michelle Montgomery, Meaghan O’Brien, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: William C. Torrey, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry, Grisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire 

Nurse Planner: Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, CA


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The faculty reported the following:

Dr. Rostain: Advisory Board—Pearson, Alcobra, Iranshore; Royalties—Rontledge/Taylor Francis; Consultant—SUNY upstate/AHRQ; Speaker honoraria—Web MD, NACE

Mr. Penn and Dr. Torrey disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Gaerlan, Mr. Kearney, Ms. Montgomery, Ms. O’Brien, Mr. Robbin, and Mr. Savage disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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The educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.