May 18, 2017
This lecture will focus on the unique challenges facing a neurologist when considering a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. Specifically, in children one must exclude forms of non-convulsive Epilepsy, such as Petit Mal and Complex Partial Seizures. In adults, forms of depression, as well Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease must be born in mind. Emphasis will be placed on important caveats in history taking, and neurologic examination. Diagnostic tools will be discussed, including TOVA and MOXO tests as well as various old and new therapeutic agents, emphasizing common and uncommon side effects that are too often overlooked by physicians. Questions from the audience will be warmly received.