Psychiatry Section Event

2019 Workshop on Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults and Children


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4% of adults have ADHD.

With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school, work and lead productive lives. Researchers are using new tools such as brain imaging to better understand the condition and to find more effective ways to treat and prevent ADHD.

Workshops on Mental Illness and the Church

Hosted by Yorba Linda Friends and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations’ Psychiatry Section.

Friends Church Yorba Linda represents the Friends denomination, which has a legacy of social action and history of mental health advocacy, healing and reducing the stigma of mental illness. The CMDA is a nationwide organization of over 19,000 Christian health care professionals and students, providing resources, relationships, education and public advocacy. The psychiatry section has been in existence since the early 1960’s.

Presentations address conditions in Adults and Children and include Question and Answer sessions.  Conditions to be discussed include Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder (BPD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and others.  Presentations are provided here as they are available.

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