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ADHD Begins Early and Often Stays Late. How to Disinvite it Early in the Lifespan Party?
February 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
3 CE Hours
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This will first review ADHD in general, its relationship to disruptive behavior, and developmental lifespan issues as background. After a refresher on preschoolers’ egocentric thinking and perception of the world, we will describe various interventions, their appropriateness for preschoolers, and their implementation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of ADHD and its ramifications and changes over the lifespan.
  2. Distinguish ADHD core symptoms from “fellow traveler” comorbid disorders.
  3. Identify comorbid disorders’ effect on persistence, severity, impairment, and response to treatment.
  4. Identify at least three evidence-based ADHD treatments.
  5. Identify at least three ADHD treatments that are appropriate for pre-schoolers.
CE Details
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This course is fiscally sponsored by Aetna Better Health Louisiana. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
*Registration ends February 28 at 1:00 PM CST
L. Eugene Arnold, M.Ed., M.D.

L. Eugene Arnold, M.Ed., M.D. is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he was formerly director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and vice-chair of psychiatry, and was recently interim director of the Nisonger Center University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine summa cum laude, interned at the University of Oregon, took residencies at Johns Hopkins, earned the M.Ed., and served in the U.S. Public Health Service. He has over 52 years of experience in child psychiatric treatment research, including the multisite NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. He received the NIH Director’s Award for his work on the MTA.

He was a co-investigator for the OSU site of the Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network, for which he chaired the steering committee. For his work in developmental disabilities, he received the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry George Tarjan Award.

He is particularly interested in alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD and autism. He undertook an NIMH-funded multi-site double-blind placebo-controlled randomized neurofeedback trial at CHADD’s request, where he is currently a Resident Expert. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and 360 articles.

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