In this presentation, CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director Dr. Glen Elliott and his son Mark Elliott, MD, a first year Child Psychiatry Fellow at UCSF, share their personal perspectives on growing up with ADHD. The session starts with a brief description of key symptoms of ADHD followed by a walk down memory lane of how ADHD affected the lives of one parent and one child through different age ranges.
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Written by Dr. Glen Elliott, CHC Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director
Summer checklist: Sunblock…check. Beach towels…check. Medication…uncheck?
During the school year, many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) use medications—especially stimulants such as methylphenidate (e.g., Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin) or amphetamine (e.g., Adderall, Vyvanse)—to increase focus and attention span and decrease restlessness and impulsivity. This is especially true for children who have both high activity levels and impulsivity found with combined-type ADHD (ADHD-C) but may also be the case for the primarily inattentive type of ADHD (ADHD-I). Because stimulants provide symptom relief soon after taking them but are out of the system by the end of the day, there is the option of taking a “medication holiday” over the summer. But what are the pros and cons? Read more ›
In this parent education presentation, Dr. Elliott and Dr. Keil provide a brief historical perspective of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), discuss current methods for diagnosis and some general strategies for coping with a child with ADHD. Read more ›
For youth between 10-24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death.
In this presentation, Dr. Glen Elliot covers the definitions of depression and suicidality, provides an overview of troubled behavior, and discusses some treatment options and resources.