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UPMC/Pitt to Host ADHD Conference Focused on Recovery and Wellness

WHAT: ADHD and Executive Function: Research and Current Treatment Strategies is a day-long conference to address issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for both children and adults. Experts will present new research on executive function (cognitive ability) in ADHD, the implications of medication treatment in younger individuals, and the impact of medication on potential substance abuse later in life. Additional sessions will focus on families of children with ADHD and adults living with ADHD.
 
WHO: The event, sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, and Community Behavioral Health Organization, is open to patients and their relatives, mental health policy administrators, researchers, psychiatrists, and other mental health clinicians. Costs range from $30 to $150, depending on participant category, and include refreshments, lunch and conference materials.
 
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13
 
WHERE: University Club (Oakland section of Pittsburgh), 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260
For more information, contact Mary Healy at healymk@upmc.edu or 412-204-9080.
 
WHY: ADHD is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able to control behavior, or a combination of these factors. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that between 3 to 10 percent of school-aged children and 4 percent of adults have ADHD. Approximately 30 to 50 percent of children with ADHD will continue to have symptoms into adulthood.

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