More than a Childhood Condition: Making Sense of Adolescent and Adult ADHD
In this virtual program, clinicians will learn how ADHD can affect individuals through adolescence and beyond. New research suggests symptoms can show themselves differently in adults than in children, making ADHD challenging to address.
|Series||Focus on Mental Health|
|Next Session||Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021|
|Schedule||Jan. 21, 2021 10am to 12:00pm|
How ADHD Affects More Than Children
Most often, when people hear ADHD or Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, they think of a childhood condition. More recently, there is emerging research and evidence showing how ADHD can affect people into adulthood. This webinar focuses on how ADHD affects people in their adolescence and adulthood. ADHD can present itself differently in adults than it does in children, making it difficult to diagnose and treat.
In this program, you can expect to learn about:
- Qualities and diagnostic characteristics with an emphasis on developmental considerations
- We will discuss genetic factors, neurological influences, and environmental factors in the context of differentiating between causal variables.
- Research on the prevalence of ADHD and comorbidity
- Development course and outcomes to highlight the uniqueness of ADHA during difference development periods
- Evidence-based treatment methods
Who Should Attend
health and human services professionals, therapists, social workers
Michael I. Axelrod, Ph.D. is currently the director of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Human Development Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. His research and clinical interests involve finding solutions to common but potentially harmful child and adolescent problems. He has written numerous professional papers and presented nationally on topics involving child, pediatric, and school psychology. Drawing on over 15 years of experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and families, Dr. Axelrod uses his knowledge and expertise, along with a little humor, to teach practitioners ways to be more effective in everyday practice.