Adult ADHD: A disorder of (in)tention

19th Aug 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm at Webinar

Join Dr. Jacobus Bornman, Consultant Psychiatrist, for a webinar on Adult ADHD: A disorder of (in)tention

This webinar is suitable for General Practitioners and primary healthcare practitioners who may like to join.

Speaker: Dr. Jacobus Bornman, Consultant Psychiatrist, Re-centre

Date:  

  • Wednesday 19 August

Format: Webinar. Register to receive the link to attend the live webinar.

Time: 

  • 12.00pm - 1.00pm. Presentation and Q&A

Topic: Adult ADHD: A disorder of (in)tention

Learning outcomes and take home messages:

  1. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder
  2. Consistent findings of anatomical brain changes include smaller overall brain size with specific changes in the prefrontal white matter cortex, basal ganglia, corpus callosum and cerebellar vermis.
  3. The prefrontal cortex requires a proper level of catecholamines (Dopamine and noradrenaline) for optimum function, similar to the Goldilocks principle.
  4. Adult ADHD has a general prevalence of 3 to 5%
  5. ADHD is highly heritable
  6. Alcohol and tobacco use in pregnancy is associated with ADHD
  7. ADHD can be managed in primary care with screening questionnaires, medication side-effect monitoring and a collaborative approach with client and support structures. 
  8. Further consultation is required in case of: Medical or Psychiatric co-morbidity, failure in response to recommended treatment, reluctance in accepting diagnosis and treatment by patient and/or family

                  CPD: 1.00 CME credit per session

                  The “Adult ADHD” session has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1.5 credits CME for General Practice Education Programme Stage (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.


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                  Event details

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