About the Authors: Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN,
- Discuss the historical evolution into modern-day perspectives and understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Describe the etiology of ADHD.
- Review the common symptoms of ADHD in children and adults.
- Explain treatment strategies for ADHD.
is a tenured associate professor and serves as the assistant dean of academic integration and evaluation of community programs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a doctorate in higher education administration-leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded Dr. Waite with the title of Macy’s Faculty Scholar. Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement, with particular interest in depression, adult ADHD, and trauma and adversity among diverse populations. Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC,
is a certified counselor and the founder and director of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BA) and Villanova University (MS). Her clinical work focuses on problem-solving and success strategies with a particular interest in education, counseling, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Ms. Leahy helps clients and their families to understand these experiences, their effects inside and outside of the classroom, and the implementation of successful strategies as both modes of prevention and response. Ms. Leahy has worked as a clinical associate in the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She also provides consultation and training to schools, universities, and corporations and has spoken on a variety of topics in education and mental health in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Patricia O. Quinn, MD,
is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for more than 30 years in the areas of ADD (ADHD) and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on several network television shows discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD, along with authoring several books on the topic of ADHD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her outstanding service to the field of ADHD. How to Receive Credit:
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