ADHD Therapeutics Understanding Common ADHD Medications Used in Pediatrics


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Approximately 62% of all kids and adolescents with a diagnosis of ADHD are taking medication to treat ADHD. Patient advocates supporting kids and adolescents with ADHD should have a general understanding of common ADHD medications. Through mini-video’s this class will provide foundational knowledge about ADHD medications and discuss common misconceptions and barriers associated with their use.

This course is meant to:

  • Review Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and provide an overview of guideline-based treatment options.
  • Simplify pharmacotherapeutic properties of common ADHD medications used in pediatrics, including stimulants, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and alpha-adrenergic agonists.
  • Break down common misconceptions associated with ADHD medications.
  • Examine key roles for patient advocates who are supporting kids and adolescents taking ADHD medications.
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