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Adult ADHD on Sirius XM Doctors Radio October 16 Tues 8:00 am

October 16, 2012

Doctors Radio on Sirius XM satellite radio will feature me in a one hour live interview with Dr. Carol Burnstein, past president for the American Psychiatric Association. The topic, “Updating physicians on diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, especially in adults”. I apologize for the late notice but the time was only confirmed today.

With a full hour, I hope to cover a broad range of physicians concerns about identifying, diagnosing and effectively treating ADHD. In adults the complexity increases because of co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions. As physicians, we can consider the implication of neurodevelopment in assisting diagnostic evaluation. Also, medical illnesses need to be considered as some medical conditions may mimic attention problems (ie sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, medication effects). Since medications are often prescribed, a medical assessment of safety risk (cardiac, drug interactions, over-the-counter medications, daily caffeine intake, substance abuse history) is an important component of the initial evaluation. The complement of individualized psychotherapies expands the new skills needed by people with ADHD and their families.

I am pleased and honored that the producer has invited me, now the second time, to review the state of new research and its clinical applicability.

David W. Goodman, M.D.

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