Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder- Pharmacist


  Credits  1.5

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Prescribing for ADHD is increasing in all age groups, particularly adolescents and young adults. Between 1998 and 2005, prescriptions for teenagers and pre-teenagers increased 133% for amphetamine products and 52% for methylphenidate products; 80% for both. With increased prescribing, safety, misuse and abuse have emerged as the biggest therapeutic dilemmas in the treatment of ADHD. Drug therapy and behavioral therapy are the most beneficial and well-studied treatments for all age groups. Stimulants are the first-line treatment for ADHD because they are the most effective medications and have good tolerability overall. Nonstimulant medications are available but vary greatly in onset, effectiveness, and side effects. This issue summarizes the benefits and risks of treatment based on severity of patient symptoms, coexisting conditions, and preferences. ADHD treatments are compared with regard to effectiveness, tolerability, dosing, monitoring, and counseling.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-10-004-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.