Hands-on Workshop in DSM-5 clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and bio-psycho-social treatment and follow-up of Attention-Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder across the lifespan
Organizers: Prof. Linda S. Pagani
This workshop provides clinical information and practice recommendations for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to developmental period: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The first part of the workshop will attend to diagnostic criteria according to the DSM-5 for youth between ages 6 and 16 and adults beyond age 17. We will also discuss distinct diagnostic considerations for emerging adults versus older adults. This component will attend to priorities and subtleties in the evaluation procedures and the process of differential diagnosis and acknowledgement of comorbid disorders that may or may not complicate assessment and treatment. The second part of the workshop will address the renown Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance standards and present the most valuable and user-friendly instruments, that are in line with the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for clinical assessment and follow-up. The final component of this workshop will address treatment guidelines in basic pharmacological approaches for first, second, and third line treatment, given that mental health professionals are often consulted on this topic when giving treatment recommendations. We will end this final component with practical psycho-educational treatment recommendations for this clientele, according to developmental period. Although researchers will enjoy the benefits of practical clinical knowledge on assessment and treatment, clinicians working in primary care or private practice settings are the intended audience.
Linda S. Pagani
Attendance Fee: 50€