PrairieCare Education Series September 2021

Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD

Presenter: Joshua Stein, MD PrairieCare

BIO: Dr. Stein was raised in the Twin Cities area and is lifelong MN sports fan.  After completing his Bachelor’s in science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY he returned to MN to attend University of MN for medical school and once again cheer for the Gophers in person.  In medical school his interest in the field of psychiatry deepened and he went on to complete a General Psychiatry residency and then a Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  He has settled in the Twin Cities area in effort to serve the mental health needs of young people and their families.

Dr. Stein is the clinical director and an attending clinician at the PrairieCare Brooklyn Park Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and operates a clinic out of the Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building.  The clinic is used as a bridge for patient’s leaving PHP until they can see their outpatient provider. Common goals for the PHP and clinic site are patient centered care that focuses on increasing functioning at home, functioning in school including extracurricular activities and in social settings. The focus for care is not just on immediate obstacles and gains, but the long-term goals as well.

Description: The rate of ADHD diagnoses continue to increase as does the exposure in the media. Parent websites, new articles, specials on Netflix and even humor on Southpark question if it is over-diagnosed and if too many youth are on medications.  Is this true?  Are smart phones creating a new normal of an ADHD society? Do stimulants put my child at risk for substance use?

The goal of this lecture is to clear the fog on ADHD and provide a thorough review of this medical condition.   The three hour session will focus on reviewing the science behind the diagnosis, clarifying the differential, explaining the various modalities of treatment and exploring outcomes over the lifespan.  Finally throughout the lectures numerous commonly held beliefs regarding ADHD will be demystified.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify the science behind ADHD.
  • Understand the differential for a child with attention or hyperactivity concerns.
  • Understand the various modalities of treatments including both pharmacological and behavioral..
  • Demystify commonly held beliefs about ADHD.
  • Explore common trajectories throughout the lifespan
Video Recording (Available until October 31, 2021).
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