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Introduction to ADHD: What it is and How it’s Treated
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Gain insights into ADHD treatment and how the disorder affects daily life
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seems to be increasingly common in both children and adults. Like all neurodevelopmental disorders it can be difficult to manage, for the person with ADHD and whoever is interacting with them.
Understanding the disorder is crucial to dealing with and treating it. With this four-week course from the University of Palermo, that’s just what you’ll be able to do. By the end, you’ll gain valuable insights into ADHD symptoms, treatment, and impact on daily life.
Learn the neurodevelopmental basis of ADHD
The course begins with a clear definition of ADHD, and how the disordered brain development leads to specific ADHD behaviours of both adults and children.
Typical signs and symptoms of ADHD are explained, and the differences and similarities between ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders are discussed.
Learn the treatment and impact of ADHD
Once you have a better understanding of ADHD symptoms and development, the course explores the effects that the disorder can have on an individual’s life.
Finally, ADHD treatment and intervention options are explained. You’ll see how many people are able to successfully live with and manage their ADHD, as part of their everyday life.
Trust the experts convening this ADHD course
The University of Palermo is internationally recognised for its creativity in online education, and this course is taught by leading neuroscience Professors Wanda Rubenstein and Julieta Moltrasio. With such innovation and expertise, you can be sure of a world-class course on ADHD treatment, impact and causes.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Know the main diagnostic symptoms of ADHD, and how it affects the daily life of patients
- Know the different types of attention and which ones are affected in ADHD
- Learn the differences between common attention problems and ADHD
- Recognize and differentiate other neurodevelopmental disorders and ADHD
- Acquire knowledge about ways to intervene and treat ADHD
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about ADHD symptoms and effective treatments, from university students to professionals, so that they can better manage the disorder themselves or support others who are dealing with it.
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