Archive for August, 2013

Faculty speaker, annual American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders conference

American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) is an organization founded by a national and international group of experts in ADHD treatment and research. The annual meeting, “ADHD Advances: Challenges and Opportunities” being held September 27 – 28, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC  brings together these experts and other professionals interested in learning and advancing their skills. The presentations are the cutting edge research, treatment options, and technology developments to further our understanding of ADHD and the co-existing psychiatric and medical disorders.  Information and discussions extend beyond U.S. research to include Canadian, European and Middle East research and treatments.

I am honored to be invited to present a 60 minute workshop on the “Choice and Optimal Dosing of Medications for Adults with ADHD” with my co-presenter Dr. Janet Standard, a psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse at the NYU Health Services. 

The conference is open to professionals in the health care field and registration is available now. . this link, you can browse the conference agenda, location, and hotel accommodations. This is a top-level, relatively small conference that allows all participants to engage and exchange thoughts and ideas. If you are in the field of ADHD, this is a conference not to miss. See you there.

David W. Goodman, M.D.

Faculty speaker at CHADD’s Upcoming Annual Conference Nov 7-9, 2013

Don’t miss this extra-ordinary conference on ADHD. CHADD has an annual conference open to patients and family, the general public, and professionals. The conference is held in a different location around the country. This year it is in our backyard in Washington, DC.

I’m honored to be invited to present a 3 hour lecture on “Treatment Options for Treating ADHD in Adults” with my colleague and friend, Dr. Anthony Rostain from the University of Pennsylvania.

This conference gives attendees the opportunity to speak with national and international experts, authors, researchers, and educators in the ADHD field. There is an enormous amount of information and resources available thereby making it a cost and time-effective way to gather “all you need to know about ADHD but were afraid to ask”. LOL

Also, for people who are new to ADHD, you’ll be assured that you are not alone. Imagine hundreds of people with ADHD that you can share experiences and helpful approaches.

I’m encouraging my interested patients and families to attend. I know that successful treatment progresses faster with educated patients and families. Hope to see you there.

David W. Goodman, M.D.

Brain test for ADHD-Expert does not endorse for diagnosis

As a follow-up to my blog on the new brain EEG “test” for diagnosing ADHD in children, a 2013 meta-analysis ( a review of all studies) research publication reviewed the individual studies on the use of EEG in children with ADHD. The NEBA study was included. The leader author of this study, Dr. M Arns at the University of The Netherlands concludes that EEG testing for ADHD is not a clinically useful test at this time. He explains his thoughts in a very recent piece for CHADD on their website.

Although the theta/beta wave ratio is different in ADHD children, there is too broad a range in this patient population to make the EEG test useful.

So, as I mentioned in my previous blog, be cautious if someone recommends this test “as a helpful way to make an accurate diagnosis.”  As I have said before, let science be the designated driver on the highway of opinions.

David W. Goodman, M.D.