Nutritional Strategies for Children With ADHD: CME/CE

 

In a crosstalk-panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary experts in the management of children/adolescents with ADHD present new findings on ADHD, including genetic variants of the condition and the resultant influence of disease course and treatment. This panel also discusses the most recent data on the safety and efficacy of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation (specifically DHA, EPA and GLA) for the management of ADHD and the application of this research into clinical practice as part of comprehensive treatment plans. This 60-minute free activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and ANCC, ACPE, and CPEU Contact Hours. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE 

This activity was designed to meet the educational needs of the multidisciplinary care team involved in the treatment of pediatric ADHD, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurses, PCPs (including naturopathic physicians), pharmacists, and dietitians/nutritionists.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Describe the role of dietary deficiencies of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and genetic variants of metabolism in the pathophysiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Review the most recent data on the safety and efficacy of supplementation with EFAs for the management of ADHD in children and adolescents, as well as important differences between dietary supplements versus medical foods.
  • Implement individualized, complementary nutritional therapy plans for children and adolescents with ADHD in consideration of key differences among available dietary products as well as the unique needs of each patient.

 

Faculty

Sanford Newmark, MD
Director of Clinical Programs UCSF
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Amanda Archibald, RD
Dietitian, Private Practice
Boulder, CO

Kathi J. Kemper, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

 

You can access the course here: https://www.mycme.com/courses/addressing-nutritional-deficiencies-in-children-with-adhd-8461 

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME), a jointly accredited provider of continuing medical education. Supported by an educational grant from SFI Health USA.