Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Consultation Clinic

David Willison, MD, PhD
Tue PM

The ADHD Clinic is a new clinic being developed at the VA to address the needs of the patients who frequently seek diagnosis and treatment for ADHD at a variety of psychiatric clinics at the VA. Given the challenges of making this diagnosis in the clinically complex veteran population, this clinic will be run with input from psychologists and psychiatrists who can collaborate to establish definitive diagnoses and rule out other potential confounding diagnoses (e.g., learning disorders, developmental disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, and malingering). Residents will learn the diagnosis of ADHD in children and adults, gain a working understanding of the classes of medications and therapies used to treat ADHD, and the management of ADHD in populations with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and a history of substance use disorder.