CHADD webcast – A Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult
Are you among the older adults that are the fastest growing segment of people newly diagnosed with ADHD?
Martin Wetzel, MD, author of The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends, knows how hard it can be for older adults to get an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan due to several factors, including:
- misconceptions about the disorder and senior adults
- assumptions that symptoms are “just part of getting older”
- lack of information available to healthcare professionals about ADHD in senior adults
Dr. Wetzel will discuss how older adults can seek an accurate evaluation and some of the treatments available to them. Whether you’re a senior adult with ADHD, or you care for one, this is an Ask the Expert you don’t want to miss!
Martin Wetzel, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. He has published several studies on ADHD in senior adults. His book, The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends, is a popular reference for adults and treatment professionals alike.