PREP Audio - ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment
August 2011, Volume 6, No. 8

ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment

ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is made and how common that diagnosis is.
  • Define the executive function and diversion.
  • Determine the appropriate assessment tools to use in ADHD.
  • Identify any relationship between lead and ADHD.
  • Outline the course of ADHD, its side effects, and the possible comorbidities or simultaneous events.
  • Review the treatment choices in ADHD.
  • Determine who needs body mass index plotting.
  • Describe how exercise works to reduce weight in obesity.
ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment

Sheryl Ryan, MD, FAAP

Current Sources of Funding from Speakers Bureaus: Merck Pharmaceuticals. This issue contains a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment

Christopher K. Varley, MD

Current Sources of Funding from Speakers Bureaus: Novartis Pharmaceuticals. This issue contains a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

ADHD: Comorbidity and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment

Michelle M. Macias, MD, FAAP

Dr. Macias disclosed no financial relationship relevant to this issue. This issue does not contain a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.