A clinicians guide to understanding and treating ADD


Understanding ADD (with and without hyperactivity) ADD throughout the life cycle: real stories The prevalence across the life cycle in males and females (why girls are rarely diagnosed) Checklists of ADD in children, teenagers and adults (those by Dr. Amen will be included in the handouts) Five subtypes of ADD with specific medication and psychotherapeutic recommendations for each. Impact of ADD on school, work, relationships, and self-esteem. Diagnosing ADD (from beginning to end) Brain imaging and ADD with actual case studies to illustrate subtypes Psychological testing and ADD Differentiating ADD from depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse Making the diagnosis Communicating the diagnosis in a way that enhances treatment compliance for patients and families Effectively Treating ADD (specific strategies) Specific school interventions Parent training Anger management Work accommodations Medications (the latest information on the use of stimulants, serotonergic meds such as Prozac and combination therapies) Psychotherapeutic interventions Understanding the Law and ADD PL 94-142 Section 504 Americans with Disabilities Act Building a Thriving ADD Practice (step by step) How you will benefit in this practice How to build an ADD practice Who to contact, who to meet, what to say.






Daniel G. Amen

Original Work Citation

Amen, D. G. (1997, July). A clinician?s guide to understanding and treating ADD. Presentation at the 2nd EMDR International Association Conference, San Francisco, CA



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