Evolving Paradigms for Management of ADHD In Adults for The Nurse Practitioner: A Patient-Centered Approach

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

CME-accredited On-demand Webinar

Faculty Presenter

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Medical Director, Penn Behavioral Health Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program
Director, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Activity Overview

ADHD in adults is underdiagnosed and often associated with psychiatric and medical comorbidities. Nurse practitioners can play an instrumental role in making an accurate diagnosis with available screening tools so that treatment can be initiated. Patients will benefit most from a multimodal treatment approach consisting of both pharmacologic and behavioral therapy with active participation from the patient. Nurse practitioners are ideally positioned to optimize this approach by first helping the patient gain an understanding of adult ADHD and then establishing practical strategies for successful treatment. This activity is designed to aid the healthcare professional, particularly the Nurse Practitioner, in understanding, diagnosing, and treating adult ADHD to improve patient’s day-to-day functional status and overall quality of life.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  1. List the manifestations of ADHD in adults that should initiate an evaluation
  2. Identify tools for diagnosing adult ADHD  
  3. Discuss evidence-based approaches to individualize treatment of adult ADHD to address comorbidities
  4. Describe the anticipated impact of novel agents in development
  5. Explain the benefits of regular and relevant communication regarding both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic aspects of care.

Target Audience: The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care and specialty nurse practitioners involved in the treatment and management of patients with ADHD
Activity Type: CME-accredited On-demand Webinar
Release Date: 1/31/18
Expiration Date: 1/31/19
Estimated Time to Complete Activity:  1 hour
Fee: Free
Accreditation Statement(s):
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Credit Designation Statement(s):

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. Global Education Group is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #2553E

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity. 


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Instructions Default instructions: To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.
Faculty Disclosures:
Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA has the following information to disclose:
  • Grant/Research Support: Arbor, Shire, Ironshore, Lundbeck and SUNY/Upstate (AHRQ grant)
  • Consultant: MLB, NFL
  • Other: Book royalties with Routledge/Taylor Francis Group and St. Martin’s Press. CME presentations with WebMD, NACE and American Psychiatric Association
Accreditor Disclosure:
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Global Education Group
Planning StaffKristin Delisi, NP; Lindsay Borvansky; Andrea Funk; and Liddy Knight

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planning StaffDavid Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Gloria Lauria; and Kathleen Bowen

Educational Disclaimer

Continuing education activities are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of professional advice or referral. Discussions concerning drugs, dosages, and procedures may reflect the clinical experience of the author(s) or they may be derived from the professional literature or other sources and may suggest uses that are investigational in nature and not approved labeling or indications. Participants are encouraged to refer to primary references or full prescribing information resources.

System Requirements

PC-based participants
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh-based participants
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer
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