Dr. Brown Presents “How Our Understanding of ADHD is Changing” at the Help Group Summit 2013

Summit 2013

Recent neuroscience and psychological research has brought major changes in how ADHD is understood. This disorder is now seen not as a behavior disorder, but as developmental impairment of the brain’s management system, its executive functions. Dr. Brown will address questions like: Why can those with ADHD focus very well on some tasks while having great difficulty focusing on other tasks they recognize as important? How do impairments of ADHD change from childhood through adolescence and in adulthood? What treatments help to improve ADHD change from childhood through adolescence and in adulthood? What treatments help improve ADHD impairments? How do they work? Are they safe? Why do children and adults with ADHD have additional emotional, cognitive, and learning disorders more often than most others? Learning Objectives: Understand how brain development in persons with ADHD differs from others of the same age. Recognize the role of emotions and motivation in ADHD. Identify which treatments tend to be helpful and safe for ADHD. Consider reasons for overlaps between ADHD and learning disorders, substance abuse, anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. Friday, October 25th from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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