Clinical Controversies in ADHD Treatment: Your Questions Answered


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make life challenging, often affecting social relationships, academic studies, and even employment. Many prescription medications are available to manage the troublesome behaviors associated with ADHD and improve patient functioning. Let experts guide you through the evidence for the use of pharmacologic therapies and help you discover effective strategies in managing patients with this chronic condition.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Differentiate ADHD symptoms responsive to pharmacotherapy from symptoms not responsive to pharmacotherapy
  2. Assess the strength of evidence for nonpharmacologic and complementary treatments for ADHD
  3. Compare potential advantages and disadvantages of stimulant formulations used for ADHD
  4. Given a case of an individual taking ADHD medication, determine if the medication and dose are appropriate.
  5. Provide counseling to patients and families on ADHD medications to improve treatment success
Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
University of Southern California
Susie Park, PHARMD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
USC School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 18
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 104A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-055-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
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