Adderall, Ritalin and other stimulant medications are routinely prescribed to treat neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, misuse of stimulant medications by adolescents and young adults is a growing concern. Join Damir Utrzan, PhD, to identify predictive risk factors for adolescent stimulant misuse and to consider recommendations for safely and effectively treating neurodevelopmental disorders in young people.
- Recognize the significance and prevalence of prescription stimulant use and misuse among adolescents and young adults
- Understand how amphetamines increase neurotransmitter activity in the brain
- Apply evidence-based principles in the clinical setting
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A licensed marriage and family therapist and board-approved clinical supervisor, Damir Utrzan, PhD, LMFT, DAAETS, serves as manager of mental health services at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and adjunct assistant professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He completed fellowship training on the intersection of psychological trauma and human rights in primary care medicine at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and he holds a doctorate in family social science, couple and family therapy, specialization with a human rights minor, also from the University of Minnesota.
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