ADHD is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with persistent impairments in family, educational, and social functioning and increased health risk behavior. Although widely recognized, diagnostic and treatment practices vary widely, despite an abundance of treatments and considerable research. There are considerable gaps in training of both PCP’s and subspecialists who see children and adolescents, and numerous service delivery problems that contribute to fractionated care and under treatment.
Helping Parents of Adolescents: Stringing Pearls from Developmental Science, Family Systems Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Clinicians treating adolescents for mental health problems may specialize in individual models of evidence based therapies but fail to include the family as part of the treatment plan. Since most...
Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviors of Youth with Autism
While there has been a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), access to empirically-supported community-based services and skilled providers for these...
Early Identification and Intervention of Psychoses: Moving Forward in Washington State
Psychology Grand Rounds - October 7, 2016Early Identification, assessment, and intervention for prodromal psychosis can slow or stop the progression of a psychotic disorder if caught early. ...
Methylphenidate vs. Atomoxetine in Youth with ADHD: Comparative Effectiveness, Differential Response and Mechanisms of Action
Little is known about comparative effectiveness of stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD; and even less is known about how to devise algorithms for these medications.
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