Diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD

Introduction to this topic

Presenter:
Dr Ulrich Müller-Sedgwick
University Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Cambridge

Updated: Tuesday, 29th March 2011
Last Checked: Tuesday, 12th January 2016 Under Review

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This talk introduces the NICE and BAP guidelines to diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD. The scales used for structured interviews are described then the stepwise use of specific drugs recommended for the pharmacological treatment is discussed. The incidence of common side-effects associated with the use of drug treatment for ADHD is presented and potential ways to select an appropriate medication for an individual discussed. Meta-analysis of the effect size of the benefit of medications available is presented and the recommended daily doses described. The problems associated with treating adults with ADHD are described and mechanisms for addressing these issues discussed.

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Introduction, ADHD guidelines

Duration: 02m 35s
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Assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults

Duration: 04m 45s
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Pharmacological management of ADHD in adults - RCTs, meta-analyses and guideline recommendations

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Pharmacological effects of ADHD drugs

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Pharmacological management of ADHD in adults- Clinical practice

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