Introduction to Adult ADHD with Dr. Virginia Newton

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Virginia Newton to our August meeting. Because there is no single test for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an accurate diagnosis requires careful consideration of a number of different factors. This one-hour presentation will familiarize attendees with the process of assessing and diagnosing ADHD in adults. The advantages and disadvantages of various interventions will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how ADHD presents differently across the lifespan

  • Understand how ADHD is diagnosed in adults

  • Learn to differentiate between ADHD and other conditions that may cause similar symptoms

  • Become familiar with treatment options

Dr. Virginia Newton is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in psychiatric disorders. She provides neuropsychological assessment and consultation to psychiatric inpatients affiliated with Alberta Hospital Edmonton and young adults referred to the Edmonton Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic. She also offers professional consultations, psychological assessments, and clinical supervision through her private clinical practice.

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