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Comorbidity of Adult ADHD in Our Psychiatric Patients: Are We Missing It?

Comorbidity of Adult ADHD in Our Psychiatric Patients: Are We Missing It?



Time to Complete

1 hour


August 17, 2018


August 17, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.00 / CNE Contact Hours (0.50 pharmacotherapy credit)
1.00 / CE for Psychologists

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Global Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Shire and Sunovion.

Program Description

This activity highlights the high rates of psychiatric comorbidity in adult ADHD. Strategies for managing adult ADHD patients with comorbid mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders is also discussed.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with psychiatric illnesses.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and underdiagnosis of adult ADHD
  • Encourage the use of evidence based treatments for ADHD with cormorbidity
  • Individualize treatment choices, giving consideration to efficacy, safety, long-term data, and unique patient characteristics
  • Formulate appropriate treatment regimens considering the emergence of new investigative agents

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


Greg Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Mattingly discloses the following
Speakers' Bureau: Allergan, Alkermes, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos, Otsuka, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, Vanda
Consultant: Alkermes, Allergan, Forum, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Perdue, Rhodes, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, Vanda
Research Support: Akili, Alcobra, Alkermes, Allergan, Boehringer Forum, Janssen, Medgenics, NLS-1 Pharma AG, Reckitt Benckiser, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Prakash Masand, MD, of Global Medical Education, has the following disclosures:
Consulting Fees: Allergan, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, and Takeda
Research Support: Allergan, Merck
Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan, Lundbeck, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sunovion, and Takeda




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.




CE for Psychologists

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation Statement

This program offers 1.00 continuing education credits for psychologists.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.


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  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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