101331: Attention Deficit Disorder

The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults

About the Course:

In this book, Dr. Brown sets forth a bold new understanding of ADD/ADHD and offers compelling examples of the challenges it presents in the daily lives of children, adolescents, and adults. A leading expert in assessment and treatment of ADD syndrome, Brown dispels myths and offers clearly written, scientifically based practical information about treatments.

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Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. He is also developer of the Brown ADD Scales.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorders across the lifespan. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define ADD syndrome and describe what aspects of the brain are involved in causing the symptoms.

  2. Explain how ADD symptoms can impair the executive functions of the brain.

  3. Evaluate how ADD syndrome may affect individuals across their lifespan.

  4. Improve skills in assessing ADD syndrome and in differentiating ADD symptoms from those of other psychiatric disorders.

  5. Describe in detail the most effective approaches to treatment of ADD syndrome.

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