Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADD) is a major contributor to limited educational achievement, underemployment, and drug abuse. The recognition that it is a major problem for adults has improved the quality of life for many and improved access to treatment. This webinar will review impairments associated with ADD in adults, diagnosing and treating it in this population, distinguishing the condition from other behavioral disorders, and how it differs between adults and children.
William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. is Founder and Director of the Institute to Reduce Disparities LLC, Director of Psychiatric Research for the Emerson Clinical Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is emeritus professor of psychiatry, at the Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin, and emeritus professor and formerly chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Howard University School of Medicine. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and M.D. from the Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago, did his residency at Stanford University and a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Urbana, University of California, Irvine, Vanderbilt University, University of Arkansas, and Howard University. He has held numerous senior positions and received national recognition including past President of the DC Chapter of Mental Health America, Past President of the Washington Psychiatric Society, past Chair of the Section of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the National Medical Association, and past president of the Black Psychiatrists of America. He has received several honors, including the American Psychiatric Foundation Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. He has over 200 publications, and is the former editor in chief of the Journal of the National Medical Association.
• Describe the impact of ADD in adults
• Specify the difference between the presentation in adults and children
• Differentiate ADD, Bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder
• Detail the different treatment options including alternatives to stimulants
Who Should Attend?
Mental health professionals, behavioral health professionals, the general public, personnel managers, teachers
Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). CEUs are not offered for this session. The webinar slide presentation and recording will be posted to the website.