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Description

This course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),

explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition, and those who care for them. It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of action of treatments and therapies.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Define key terms in the field of ADHD research
  • Describe the characteristics of ADHD and how they are used in diagnosis
  • Describe the patterns of prevalence of ADHD, including the reasons for disparities worldwide
  • Describe the risk factors and brain changes associated with ADHD
  • Outline key approaches to managing ADHD, with reference to their scientific evidence base.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:05:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
    • Understanding life with ADHD 00:05:00
    • Characteristics and prevalence of ADHD 00:15:00
    • Experiencing ADHD 00:10:00
    • Impact on parents and caregivers 00:15:00
    • ADHD and comorbidities 00:10:00
    • Diagnosing ADHD 00:05:00
    • Diagnosing ADHD with DSM-5 00:15:00
    • Diagnosing ADHD with ICD-10 and ICD-11 00:10:00
    • The diagnostic process 00:10:00
    • Culture, gender and diagnosis 00:15:00
    • Risk factors for ADHD 00:15:00
    • Genetics and ADHD 00:15:00
    • ADHD and the environment 00:30:00
    • Session 1 summary 00:05:00
    • The neurobiology and management of ADHD 00:10:00
    • ADHD and the brain 00:15:00
    • Brain circuits and selective attention 00:15:00
    • Brain chemistry and ADHD 00:10:00
    • Candidate genes and dopamine 00:20:00
    • The dopamine theory of ADHD 00:15:00
    • Approaches to managing ADHD 00:15:00
    • Parent training 00:15:00
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy 00:15:00
    • Medication: stimulant treatment 00:30:00
    • Medication: non-stimulant treatment 00:15:00
    • Session 2 summary 00:05:00
    • Conclusion 00:15:00

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