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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

January 18, 2016

Updated

June 10, 2016
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Programme Description

Professor Amanda Kirby describes the symptoms and key elements of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and provides an update on NICE guidelines. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, and successful management.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List the three key elements of ADHD
  • Be aware of characteristics that distinguish ADHD from other disorders
  • Consider other conditions that may coexist with ADHD
  • Be aware of the role of drug treatment in children and adults
  • Faculty

    Activity and test author
    Professor Amanda Kirby
    Former GP
    Chair in developmental disorders
    University of South Wales
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
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