With Dr. Tim Ayas MD, FRCPC, CCFP, MPH, BSc, Psychiatrist at EHN Sandstone
Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Several studies have shown a strong connection between ADHD, drug abuse, and alcoholism. ADHD is five to 10 times more common among adult alcoholics than it is in people without the condition. Among adults being treated for alcohol and substance abuse, the rate of ADHD is about 25%. Treating ADHD and substance abuse can be challenging because the medications used to treat ADHD can also become habit-forming. Join Dr. Tim Ayas, Psychiatrist at our Sandstone facility located in Calgary, as he leads an informative and educational presentation pertaining to his expertise with Adult AHDH and Addictions.
- Understand the definition, prevalence and impact of ADHD
- Utilize guideline recommendations for the selection and monitoring of ADHD pharmacotherapy
- Identify the connection between ADHD and Substance Use
- Provide clinical pearls for the management of ADHD
Date: September 8, 2022 – 12pm ET, 9am PT
Duration: 1-hour (45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A)
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