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The information of this program will provide the learner with a good working knowledge of the stimulant and non-stimulant Medications currently used to treat adult and childhood AD/HD. Topics covered include drug classifications, specific Medications, effects and side effects. Also included is information on drug adherence and reasons for non-adherence; self-Medication with alternative substance; scientific data on the relative danger of abuse of stimulant Medications; and previous vs. current understandings of how these Medications work to improve behavior in AD/HD. Short scenarios augment the Content.
Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to: Differentiate between stimulant and non-stimulant Medications used in the treatment of AD/HD. Delineate the side effects of these Medications. Discuss the issue of self-Medication. Discuss the issue of Medication non-adherence and methods for decreasing it. List the administration routes of AD/HD Medications. Discuss the benefits of short-acting and long-acting Medications. List Concerns raised by patients and families regarding AD/HD Medications.
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