“Understanding the New ADHD Guidelines: A Parents’ Guide to the Latest Standards for Diagnosing and Treating Children” [Video Replay & Podcast #306]

Episode Description


ADHD is the most not unusual mental health situation in kids lately and 2d most effective to bronchial asthma as the most commonplace persistent youth illness. With increasing regularity, primary pediatric care clinicians play a key role in correctly diagnosing and effectively treating kids with ADHD. To help this procedure, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its ADHD clinical guidelines final yr to promote optimal care for kids with the situation. Understanding these new standards of care will empower parents to paintings effectively with their pediatricians.

Listen and learn from Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, about:

  • How doctors can optimize the diagnosis process via interviewing both folks and the child, plus other strategies
  • The significance of ruling out different reasons of ADHD-like symptoms and identifying comorbid conditions, like temper dysfunction and nervousness
  • The demanding situations of enforcing the new guidelines — particularly, less-than-adequate pediatric training in mental well being, restricted insurance coverage of wanted services and products, limited consultative products and services, and barriers to communication with colleges and consultative services
  • The key position conduct rating scales play in diagnosing ADHD and in tracking a child at school and the community
  • The most efficient ADHD treatment options that number one care clinicians may make use of
  • Which treatment should come first: ADHD drugs or behavior mother or father training, or one thing else?
  • The many advantages of follow-up care for kids diagnosed with ADHD and when referrals for different care are wanted
  • New technology to beef up the high quality of care for higher patient results

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Meet the Expert Speakers

Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., is the Shaun Walters Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and the Edith Kinney-Gaylord Presidential Professor at the University Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He used to be the Chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics there for the previous 17 years until June 2018. Dr. Wolraich has been active nationally in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) particularly bearing on to ADHD. He is a member and past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Wolraich developed the Vanderbilt ADHD Behavior Rating Scales that are actually used extensively nationally and the world over.| See expert’s full bio »

Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP is Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and UVM Children’s Hospital. He is co-editor of The Bright Futures Guidelines, Third and Fourth Editions, the usual of preventive care for American babies, kids, young people, and younger adults. Dr. Hagan served as vice-president and president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter. Dr. Hagan has huge media enjoy, has printed widely, offered nationally and internationally and has won a lot of awards spotting his paintings. Dr. Hagan practices primary care pediatrics in Burlington, Vermont.| See expert’s full bio »

Both Drs. Wolraich and Hagan are the co-editors of the AAP book for parents, ADHD 3rd edition.

Listener Testimonials

  • “I appreciate the presenter’s time and expertise. As a special training evaluator, I particularly appreciated the focal point on staff work/coordinated care.”
  • “Very attention-grabbing subject, and just right solutions to questions.”
  • “I really respect each Dr’s insights! As a college psychologist and person with ADHD, I particularly preferred the discussion of collaboration between home, doctors, and educators.”
  • “Always such glorious and informative webinars.”
  • “Great training! I really like that mother or father training and involvement used to be such a giant factor when discussing ADHD. Not many people will say that aloud!”

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