Monday, July 8, 2013

Free Webinar from CHADD - DSM-5 & ADHD : New Diagnostic Guidelines - July 10th 3 - 4 PM


Mary Solanto, PhD

Wednesday, July 10, 2013,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern time)

DSM-5 & ADHD: New Diagnostic Guidelines


The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is here! ‘So what?’- you say.  Well, as the saying goes, “the devil is in the details."

The DSM-5 is the latest edition of the manual doctors and mental health professionals use to diagnose mental health conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism and others. That means the guidelines for determining if you or someone you love has ADHD have changed!  That’s big news!

These are just a few examples of questions that the new DSM-5 changes may prompt:

  • “I’m an adult with ADHD and have been struggling with it for years.  What do the new guidelines mean for an adult like me?
  • “My child has Autism, and for years I was told he can’t be diagnosed with ADHD, too.  Now his therapist says he can have both. I’m confused.  Which one is it?
  • “My child is 12 years old.  If she had ADHD, she would have been diagnosed by now, right?”

Psychologist, Mary Solanto will join us on July 10, 2013 to explain what the new ADHD guidelines mean for you and your family.   

Pre-registration is required for this free chat.

Please click above to pre-register for the chat. Follow the instructions on that page to participate. This is an online webinar with audio and video streaming. Dr. Solanto will give a brief presentation on the DSM and the new diagnostic criteria for ADHD and will then answer questions submitted by chat participants. 

About the Expert
Mary Solanto, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and director of the ADHD Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  Dr. Solanto’s research on the cognitive and behavioral functioning of children with ADHD, the effects of psychostimulants, and characteristics of the subtypes of ADHD has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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