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Resources Tagged With: Glen Elliott

Community Education

Growing Up With ADHD: Perspectives of a Child Psychiatrist & His Son [presentation]

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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ADHD: The Pros and Cons of a “Medication Holiday”

child-beachWritten 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 ›

Community Education

Signs of ADHD & Tips for Coping [presentation]

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 ›

Community Education

Depression and Suicide: What Are the Warning Signs? [presentation]

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.

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Community Education

To Medicate or Not [presentation]

How is ADHD treated? Are there treatment options that do not involve medication? This presentation covers the current approaches to treating ADHD, a model for working with a prescribing doctor, and common patterns and problems parents encounter. Read more ›

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ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder [presentation]

How do we distinguish between ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder? Learn more about these diagnoses and the treatment options. Read more ›

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Teen Depression & Suicidality [video]

Do you know the difference between a depressive mood, a depressive state,  and a depressive disorder? How are these related to suicidality?  Watch this short video to learn more. Read more ›