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Surviving and Thriving with ADHD: Part 1. Stimulant and Nonstimulant Treatment

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Overview / Abstract:

There has been an increase in prescription medications, mainly stimulants, for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) along with an explosion of new formulations. A 2016 CDC report estimates that about 9% of children 2 to 17 years of age (6.1 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD. Among the children with ADHD, 6 out of 10 were taking ADHD medication. The lifetime prevalence of ADHD has been estimated to be as high as 8.1%. In 2015, 4% of privately insured women ages 15 to 44 filled an ADHD prescription, most often for a stimulant such as mixed amphetamine salts or methylphenidate – a 344% increase compared to 2003.3 In 2016, the CDC reported that 3 out of 4 preschoolers diagnosed with ADHD were prescribed stimulants, despite a recommendation for behavior therapy alone for that age group.

This issue is the first of a 2-part review of ADHD. Part 1 focuses on stimulant and nonstimulant treatments for ADHD, including the advantages of certain formulations and delivery methods, common and serious adverse effects, and possible longterm effects. Part 2 is available online at rxconsultant.com and summarizes diagnosis and clinical presentation in all age groups (including adults), non-drug and behavioral interventions, clinically significant drug interactions with stimulants and nonstimulants, and the comorbid conditions that often accompany ADHD.

Expiration

Sep 22, 2022

Discipline(s)

Pharmacy CPE

Format

Monograph, Online

Cost

$6.95

Credits / Hours

1.5

Accreditation

ACPE

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. Dr. Dopheide has specialized expertise in child/ adolescent psychiatric disorders. She works with children and adults with psychiatric illnesses in hospital and clinic settings, and teaches at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center.

Keywords / Search Terms

The Rx Consultant ADHD, Pharmacology CE, Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner

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