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ADHD: An Overview and Approach


Welcome to the Michael J. Bresnan Child Neurology course: “ADHD: An Overview and Approach,” presented by the faculty of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the BCH Department of Medical Education. In this presentation, Dr. David Urion and Michelle Souris, neurology P.N.P, discuss the history of ADHD and the latest approaches to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

This is a self-paced course that may be started and completed at any time.



CME Credit


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    David K. Urion, M.D., FAAN

    Dr. Urion is the Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital, where he directs the Education and Residency Training Programs in Clinical Neurology and Clinical Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Urion is also the Director of the Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee; and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

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    Michelle Souris, MSN, CPNP-CNRN

    Michelle Souris is a Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner Clinical Coordinator in the Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs, Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital.


    The goal of this course is to review current best practices in the diagnosis and care of children with ADHD. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • discuss ADHD diagnosis and treatment in a historical context
  • integrate current research on ADHD into their clinical practice
  • review diagnostic and therapeutic options for children with ADHD

  • Child Neurologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Primary care physicians

    1 hr.


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    Boston Children’s Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


    This course is self-paced, using text and video with pre and posttest assessments. Speakers or headphones are required for audio, but video content can also be accessed without audio via downloadable transcripts.


  • Released: 2017
  • Reviewed: 2017
  • Expires: 2019

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    Instructor Disclosures:

    Dr. David K. Urion has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    Michelle Souris has disclosed that she has no disclosures to report.

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    Dan Schwartz has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

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    Lesley Niccolini has disclosed that she has no disclosures to report.

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    1. Course Number

    2. Classes Start

      Apr 05, 2017
    3. Classes End

      Apr 05, 2019
    4. Estimated Effort

      01 Hr.