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Managing ADHD: What Are We Missing?

Managing ADHD: What Are We Missing?



Time to Complete

1 hour


December 15, 2016


December 31, 2017
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME Credit
1.00 / CE for Nurses (0.50 pharmacotherapy credit)
1.00 / CE for Psychologists

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Global Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Arbor Pharmaceuticals and Shire.

Program Description

This activity highlights the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic issues in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This will include reasons for missed diagnosis, changes in DSM-5, and comorbidities. The latest advances in treating all phases of the illness, including treatment resistant patients, non-pharmacological therapies, side effects of psychotropics, and strategies to make patients active collaborators in their care, will be discussed.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers who care for patients with psychiatric disorders.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the evidence based treatment of ADHD
  • Individualize treatment choices, giving consideration to long-term data and unique patient characteristics
  • Formulate appropriate treatment regimens considering the emergence of new investigative agents

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


David Goodman, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Goodman discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Neos; Rhodes; Ironshore; Shire; McNeil

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Prakash Masand, MD, of Global Medical Education, has the following disclosures:
Consultant: Allergan, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, Takeda
Research Support: Allergan, Merck
Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan, Glaxo Smith Kline, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, Takeda




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the PA Review Panel.

Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of December 15, 2016. Participant may submit the posttest at any time during that period.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hour is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Designated for 0.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.




CE for Psychologists

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation Statement

This program offers 1.00 continuing education credit for psychologists.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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