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ADHD from A to Z: Advances in the Understanding and Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents



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ADHD is among the most common childhood and adolescent behavioral disorders, affecting up to 5-7 percent of the school-age population and 4-5 percent of adults. Research has shown that ADHD is a disorder of the brain’s executive functions that provide for human self-regulation across time to anticipate future events. The longer ADHD persists over development, the more likely it is to overlap with other disorders and the more likely it is to adversely impact major domains of life activities.

The disorder impairs all major life activities studied to date, including family, peer, community, educational, occupational, sexual, social, driving, and financial domains. It is therefore imperative that mental health, medical, and educational professionals understand the executive functions, how they develop, how ADHD interferes with that development, and how best to address those executive and self-regulatory deficits produced by ADHD.

This seminar recroding will provide a summary of the major advances over the past decade in the nature, diagnosis, life course, etiologies, and management of ADHD in children and teens. It also discusses the role of executive functioning and self-regulation in the disorder and what this means for management of ADHD. New research exists on the life course of children with ADHD and their adult outcomes that illustrate how impaired EF can negatively impact major life activities.

The results of that research have numerous implications for the management of ADHD. Dr. Barkley will discuss the advances in our scientific knowledge of ADHD and their exciting implications for optimizing the effective treatment of children and teens having ADHD. He will also discuss the science-based treatments for the management of ADHD, its executive functioning deficits, and the impairments likely to arise from the disorder.

Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours

Details: Multiple DVD recording (5 hours, 44 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.


  1. Explore the nature of ADHD as a developmental disruption in executive functioning and self-regulation, providing tremendous insight into the nature of the disorder and treatment planning
  2. Explain the demographic and situational factors affecting the occurrence and severity of ADHD
  3. Describe the causes of ADHD and how they impact the brain’s executive functions
  4. Identify the developmental course of ADHD, the impairments it may produce in various major life activities, and their implications for treatment planning
  5. Summarize each of the major empirically based treatment approaches for ADHD, including parent counseling, classroom management, and ADHD medications

Symptoms and Diagnosis of ADHD

  • History of ADHD
  • Symptoms
  • Demographics
  • Persistence
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Discovery of a second attention disorder – Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

ADHD and Executive Functioning

  • What is executive functioning (EF)?
  • How ADHD impairs executive functioning – ADHD is EFDD
  • Implications for understanding and managing ADHD/EFDD

The Causes of ADHD and Impact on Brain EF Systems

  • Summary of research on various causes
  • Neurobiology
  • Future developments from the neuro-genetic view

Life Course Outcomes of ADHD/EFDD and Treatment Implications

  • Review of various childhood domains of impairment
  • Persistence of ADHD – rates of retention and recovery
  • Impact of adolescence of ADHD and domains of impairment
    1. Education, peers, health and sex, and driving
  • Impairments in ADHD children by adulthood
  • Impact on treatment planning

Overview of the Science-Based Treatments for ADHD
Parent Counseling and Home
Management of ADHD

  • The 18 guiding principles for managing ADHD
  • What issues to cover with parents
  • Parent training programs
  • Parent-teen problem-solving communication training

Medication Management of EF Deficits in ADHD

  • Stimulants
  • Atomoxetine
  • Guanfacine XR
  • Other Medications

School Management of EF Deficits in ADHD

  • Basic considerations
  • Peer tutoring
  • Adjusting classroom incentives
  • Daily behavior report cards
  • Disciplinary options
  • Keys to managing ADHD teens at school


Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions. He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.

He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders, New England Educational Institute, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science. His websites are www.russellbarkley.org and www.ADHDLectures.com.
Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina. He is on the speaker’s bureau for Eli Lilly and receives compensation. He has an advisory board relationship with Theravance and receives compensation. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Jones and Bartlett Publishers and receives royalties. He is a speaker for J&K Seminar and receives royalties. He is a speaker for PsychContinuingEd.com and receives royalties. He is a speaker for ContinuingEdCourse.com and receives royalties. He is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Russell Barkley has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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