“ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?” [Video Replay & Podcast #218]
In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn about diagnosing ADD in seniors with David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA.
A note about this webinar: This webinar is designed for ADHD clinicians, but open to adults with ADHD. Although all are welcome to view the replay, non-clinicians may want to notify the professionals with whom they work of this opportunity and share the audio and slide materials.
ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it is not identified or diagnosed by clinicians in older adults as often as it should be. ADHD is also highly genetic, running through generations of a family. Baby Boomers grew up at a time when ADHD was hardly considered a plausible diagnosis. As a result, older adults with signs of forgetfulness and distractibility today may fail to realize that these lifelong symptoms are really ADHD.
Why is it important to diagnose and treat ADHD in older adults who have lived with it their whole lives? Because an effective treatment plan can alleviate debilitating symptoms like working memory and executive function deficits, not to mention its impact on secondary conditions like depression and anxiety. Clinicians today better understand the idiosyncrasies and challenges of diagnosing ADD in seniors, and they know that it’s never too late to make real, lasting improvements in a person’s health and quality of life.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- how to identify and understand ADHD symptoms in adults over age 50
- the importance of an accurate diagnosis in older adults who are experiencing mental changes
- why clinicians don’t consider that ADHD might be the reason for “thinking problems” in older adults
- signs that clinicians and older adults should be aware of in the diagnosis process
- how stimulants might fit into a treatment regimen for adults who are taking multiple medications
- how medication and organizational skills can improve daily functioning and quality of life
- how to approach a parent who you suspect has had lifelong inattention and disorganization
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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 1, 2018.
- “Dr. Goodman was very helpful and the facts and stats he used were very enlightening.”
- “The presenter was excellent–very knowledgeable and great presentation skills. Thank you!”
- “Really enjoyable presentation and helpful information!”
- “Thank you very much for providing this information, as an ADD adult, I found it helpful and informative as an extension of ADDITUDE’s aim to educate and empower ADD patients.”
Meet the Expert Speaker:
David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, is an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in adults. Dr. Goodman has been a principal investigator for ADHD clinical trials, authored 30-plus peer-reviewed scientific publications and presented over 600 lectures to clinicians. Goodman maintains a full-time clinical practice. For more information, visit www.ADDadult.com.