A New Model for ADHD and Motivation: Implications for Treatment
Thomas E. Brown, PhD., Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine of USC
This activity was developed for physicians along with nurses and ancillary staff.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be better able to:
- Describe a new model that conceptualizes ADHD as developmental impairment of the brain’s executive functions that may not become recognizable until adolescence or adulthood.
- Explain emotional dynamics of the brain which influence situational variability of motivation in adolescents and adults with ADHD.
- Identify adult and adolescent patients presenting with symptoms of other diagnoses who may have underlying ADHD impairments that may respond to treatments targeting ADHD.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.50 Attendance