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Saturday, September 16 • 10:30am - 11:45am
ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: An Intoxicating Combination

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Despite a growing literature on the life course of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a comprehensive understanding of one of the most feared outcomes, substance use disorders (SUD), is lacking. Moreover, many adolescents and adults with SUD may have undiagnosed and untreated ADHD. Dr. Wilens will discuss the relationship of ADHD and SUD across the lifespan. Data on prevention of SUD in ADHD individuals growing up will be presented. Treatment strategies including psychotherapy and/or medication treatment in individuals with comorbid ADHD and SUD will be presented, along with recent data about stimulant misuse and diversion.


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Timothy Wilens, MD

Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School | | Timothy E. Wilens, MD, is Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wilens specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Widely published, Dr. Wilens has more than 350 original articles, reviews, chapters, books, and editorials to his credit. Dr. Wilens is a consultant on ADHD and substance use disorders to Phoenix House and Bay Cove Human services, as well as the National Football League and Major... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Hall E-2 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130