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Oren Mason, MD

Speaker Affiliation
Oren Mason, MD
Attention MD
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids, MI

: ADHD in Adults: Making the Diagnosis and Optimizing Treatment Part 1 Making the Diagnosis
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:
: 1.0 Hours
: 0
Hardware/Software Requirements:
In this first of a two-part series on Diagnosing and Optimizing Treatment for ADHD, primary care clinicians will learn the appropriate prompts for ADHD screening, how to make a complete ADHD diagnosis, and how to schedule and monitor the prescription of medications for ADHD symptom relief. Presented by a family physician who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time, learners will walk away with a confidence in handling ADHD as we currently do anxiety, depression, and associated medications.

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

  1. Use the 6-question ASRS screener for your office patients, and know what next steps to take when someone screens positive for ADHD.
  2. Use the ADHD 18 symptom checklist and other prescribed methods for making a complete and thorough diagnosis of ADHD.
  3. Identify comorbid conditions patients might have that can trigger a screen for underlying ADHD.
  4. Prescribe medications for an ADHD trial treatment with confidence, and how to titrate those medications up to effective dosing.
  5. Set up an effective patient visit schedule to diagnose, treat, and monitor ADHD in patients.

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

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  4. A minimum passing score of 60% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 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.

Oren Mason, MD, Speaker and Activity Planning Committee, has the following relationships to disclose: Consulting and Advisory Board for Eli Lilly and Company, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals; Researcher for Eli Lilly and Company; Royalties from Lulu Press.

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.