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Today’s Patient in ADHD: A Focus on Transitional Care Across the Lifespan

An Interactive E-Platform Featuring Patient Simulations

Given the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in today’s society, clinicians need to be educated on the various presentations of ADHD as well as treatment options across the lifespan. When treating patients with ADHD, the variety and range of complicating factors can perplex even the best-educated physicians. Difficulties in correctly categorizing adult ADHD largely occurs because the diagnostic criteria listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Text Revision were developed for children and few are suitable for diagnosing adult patients. Although treatments for adults are often viewed as an extension of those used for children, there is substantial disagreement regarding the most appropriate treatment for patients with ADHD as they transition into adulthood. The Today’s Patient web platform will provide a timely, evidence-, and research-based educational forum that is user-friendly, practice-oriented, and available on-demand. This Continuing Medical Education activity will be effective because it provides insights and learning geared toward treating the most challenging adult patients with ADHD in an interactive online format. Screening and intervention options will be comprehensively addressed which will improve competence, performance, and patient outcomes.


The goal of this activity is for primary care physicians and psychiatrists to increase recognition and diagnosis of adult ADHD and to disseminate recent findings regarding the effects of treatment in this population.

Webcast Activity

David, a 25-year-old graduate student who is preparing to become a teacher but is concerned about student teaching

Alyce, a 45-year-old recently divorced housewife who has 2 children and is having difficulty making ends meet

Learning Objectives

Upon the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • DIFFERENTIATE the clinical symptoms of ADHD across the lifespan.
  • TRANSLATE emerging scientific evidence into strategies for assessment and management of patients with ADHD from adolescence to adulthood.
  • COMPARE AND CONTRAST the available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for ADHD with regard to their safety and efficacy.

CE Information

INTENDED AUDIENCE – This activity is designed for primary care physicians and psychiatrists. No prerequisites required.

ACCREDITATION– The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

After reviewing this webcast activity, participants may receive credit by completing the CME test, evaluation, and receiving a score of 70% or higher.

VERIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE: Verification of attendance will be provided to all professionals.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SPECIAL NEEDS – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to view this activity and require any special needs or accommodations please contact the Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Medicine at 212-731-7950.



This educational activity is an interactive, case-based webcast consisting of approximately 1.25 hours of fully developed, on-demand, video-based clinical content.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE – It is the policy of Mount Sinai School of Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course material. The participating faculty reported the following:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship

Jeffrey H. Newcorn, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director of the Division of Adolescent Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Dr Newcorn reports serving as a consultant/advisor for AstraZeneca, BioBehavioral Diagnostics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Schering-Plough Corporation; and serving as a consultant/advisor for and receiving research support from Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Shire Pharmaceuticals.

Lenard A. Adler, MD
Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr Adler reports receiving grants/research support from and/or consulting/serving on the advisory board for AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, EPI-Q, Inc, i3 Research, INC Research, Mindsite, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Organon/Schering-Plough/Merck, Inc., Ortho McNeil/Jannsen/Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he reports receiving royalty payments (as inventor) from New York University for license of adult ADHD scales and training materials.

OFF-LABEL PRODUCT DISCUSSION – The audience is advised that some audio content in this CME activity contains reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Dr Adler– immediate release methylphenidate and mixed amphetamine salts. Dr Newcorn– bupropion.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit

Step 1. Pre-test

Please complete the Pre-Test Activity before proceeding to the webcast.

Step 2. Webcast

Step 3. Post-test

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