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Lenard A. Adler, MD

Speaker Affiliation
Lenard A. Adler, MD
Director, Adult ADHD Program
Professor of Psychiatry and Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine

: Diagnosing Adults with ADHD with Focus on ASRS V1.1 Screener and Symptom Checklist
Activity/Course #:

: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Aug 01 2016
Expiration Date:
: Jul 31 2019
: Psychiatry
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
: ADHD Dissemination Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 30 minutes
: 0
Hardware/Software Requirements:
In this twenty-five minute course, Lenard Adler, MD, covers the broad steps for diagnosis of ADHD and the in-office use of two highly reliable patient self-report surveys: the ASRS V1.1 6-Question ADHD Screener, and the 18 Point ADHD Symptom Checklist. The Screener can be completed by the patient and serve as a prompt for a fuller ADHD diagnosis. The 18 Point Checklist can be used with the patient initially to record the presence of the 18 core symptoms of ADHD, and then progressively through treatment to gauge symptom remission with a multi-modal treatment approach.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the reader should be better able to:

  1. Recognize symptoms of ADHD in adult patients in primary care to trigger screening and diagnosis.
  2. Discuss up-to-date information on the criteria of an ADHD diagnosis as published in the new 2013 DSM V.
  3. Ask prospective adult ADHD patients about the presence of both ADHD symptoms and functional life impairments.
  4. Use other diagnosed patient disorders and comorbidities to trigger screens and diagnosis for underlying ADHD.
  5. Conduct a complete screening and subsequent diagnosis to determine if a patient has ADHD as an adult.

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

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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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 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.

Lenard A. Adler, MD, Speaker and Activity Planning Committee, has the following relationships to disclose: Grant/Research for Sunovian Pharmceuticals, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Enzymotec, 
Shire Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck; Consultant for Enzymotec, Alcobra Pharmaceuticals, Rhodes Pharmacetuicals, 
Shire Pharmaceuticals, National Football League and Major League Baseball; Royalty payments from NYU.

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.

Jonathan Marx, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

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

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Cheryl C. Kay, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
ADHD in Adults was originally supported by a generous grant from the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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