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Russell A. Barkley, PhD

Speaker Affiliation
Russell A. Barkley, PhD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

: Understanding ADHD in Adults
Activity/Course #:
: NCMEDP101x

: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Jan 02 2014
Expiration Date:
: Dec 31 2017
: Psychiatry
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
: ADHD Dissemination Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 0.5 Hours
: 0
Hardware/Software Requirements:
Welcome to Understanding ADHD in Adults, a Guide for the Primary Care Provider.

In this 26 minute webcast Dr. Russell Barkley provides an overview of ADHD in adults. This is a good place to start to get a good understanding of the characteristics, etiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of ADHD in adults along with how this disorder affects the lives of adults.

Learning Objectives
After completing this module participants will be able to:

  1. Review the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and the modifications that may be needed to extend their use up to the adult age range.
  2. Review the neurological and genetic factors that contribute to ADHD.
  3. List the psychiatric disorders that are commonly comorbid with adult ADHD
  4. Discuss impairments in major life activities that are associated with the disorder in adults.
  5. Discuss some of the research on executive functioning deficits that have been found to be typically associated with adults with ADHD.

This webcast was recorded live and is being used with the permission of the presenter.

How To Obtain Your CME Certificate
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  2. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  3. A minimum passing score of 60% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  4. Print your CME certificate.

Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure is provided below.

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Speaker, has the following relationships to disclose: Speaker/Consultant: Eli Lilly, Shire, McNeil, Janssen-Ortho, Janssen-Cilag, Novartis.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Activity Planning Committee, has the following relationships to disclose: co-owner of Specialty Press, Inc. and Health Link Systems, Inc.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
This activity was originally supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit

Continued support was provided by independent medical educational grant from Shire; and an educational grant from Arbor Pharmaceuticals.