Improving the ADHD Diagnostic Process in Young Adults (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Marshall, P., Hoelzle, J., & Nikolas, M. (2021). Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young adults: A qualitative review of the utility of assessment measures and recommendations for improving the diagnostic process. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35(1), 165-198.
Course Description: Rates of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses and written prescriptions have increased tremendously among young adults in recent years. However, common assessments were designed to diagnose ADHD in childhood and newer assessments have not been thoroughly evaluated in terms of their diagnostic accuracy. This course reviews the clinical utility of clinical interviews, self-report behavior checklists, cognitive tests, and neuroimaging tests for diagnosing ADHD among young adults. Special attention is paid to co-morbid mental and behavioral health issues and recommendations for a proposed diagnostic battery for adult ADHD is presented.
- List three reasons why it is more difficult to diagnose ADHD in adults compared to children
- Compare and contrast the strengths and limitations of the diagnostic tests for ADHD in young adults
- Discuss the clinical and scientific merits of a proposed diagnostic battery for adult ADHD
- Read and understand Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young adults: A qualitative review of the utility of assessment measures and recommendations for improving the diagnostic process
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on XYZ
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand XYZ
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|