ADHD Therapeutics: Understanding Common ADHD Medications used in Pediatrics

Only available until September 1, 2023

  • 1.5 BCPA CE 
  • Level: Introductory
  • Time: 1.5 hours
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Course overview
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Approximately 62% of all kids and adolescents with a diagnosis of ADHD are taking a medication to treat ADHD. Patient advocates supporting kids and adolescents with ADHD should have a general understanding of common ADHD medications. Through mini-video‚Äôs this class will provide foundational knowledge about ADHD medications and discuss common misconceptions and barriers associated with their use. 

Class Objectives

ADHD

Review Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and provide an overview of guideline-based treatment options.

Medications

Simplify pharmacotherapeutic properties of common ADHD medications used in pediatrics, including stimulants, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and alpha-adrenergic agonists.

Misconceptions

Break down common misconceptions associated with ADHD medications.

Role of Patient Advocates

Examine key roles for patient advocates who are supporting kids and adolescents taking ADHD medications. 

What's included?

  • 1.5 hours of content in the form of mini-videos

  • Mini Quizzes to Highlight Key Points

  • Closed Captioning and Video Transcripts

  • Downloadable Handouts