ADHD management: a multidisciplinary approach

This course, worth 2 CME credits, includes a series of visual resources to download, to quickly find out about referral indications, management options, drug choice and areas to monitor. Don’t miss out on those OnMedica exclusive!

6 Modules

When to suspect ADHD?

This module examines the prevalence and types of ADHD. It also explores its different presentations, causes and risk factors.

3 items

How to diagnose ADHD?

This module includes a useful 2-page visual summary of the indications for referral for patients presenting with ADHD symptoms in primary care. It also explains the role of specialists in diagnosing ADHD, what the diagnostic criteria are, based on NICE guidance, and which differential diagnoses to consider.

What are the management principles in ADHD?

This module includes a 1-page visual summary of the ADHD treatment options per age groups. It also outlines NICE’s recommendations on the transition of young people with ADHD to adult services and the different roles within the multidisciplinary team.

What are the non-pharmacological options?

This module summarises the different types of non-pharmacological interventions specialist services can offer, including environmental modifications, behavioural therapy, diet. It also reviews how to support adherence to these interventions.

Pharmacological therapies: what are they and what should be considered?

This module includes 2 helpful visual summaries of medication options, their formulation and side effects, as well as what to monitor in people taking them. It also considers what assessments are required before initiation, how to manage the risk of diversion and how to support treatment adherence.

What's the prognosis in ADHD and how to support patients and their families?

This module outlines what patients can expect in terms of prognosis and explains what type of information, advice and support should be given to patients and their families/carers.

What you'll learn

  • Who is affected by ADHD and what groups are more susceptible.
  • The causes of ADHD, its core features and various presentations.
  • The role of specialists in diagnosing ADHD, the diagnostic criteria, and the differential diagnoses to consider.
  • When and where to refer patients presenting to primary care with ADHD symptoms.
  • The overall management pathway for children, young people and adults.
  • What to consider during the transition to adult services.
  • The different roles within the multidisciplinary team.
  • The non-pharmacological interventions available and how to support treatment adherence.
  • The medication options, their formulation and side effects, as well as what to monitor in people taking them.
  • What specialists should consider before initiating pharmacological therapy.
  • How to manage the risk of diversion and how to support treatment adherence.
  • What patients can expect in terms of prognosis.
  • What type of information, advice and support should be given to patients and their families/carers.

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