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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 29 Mar 2023


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Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in general practice

On-demand recorded 29 Mar 2023

Dr Jörg Strobel, adult psychiatrist from South Australia, with a special interest in ADHD, will be the guest speaker, giving an overview of the condition, with reference on the role of general practice in diagnosis and management.

This is of major interest to GPs as the condition has gained prominence in the public discourse and commonly GPs are approached with related inquiries. However, many adults are also missed diagnostically, as they do not necessarily present in easily recognisable ways, as such GPs must actively consider ADHD as a differential diagnosis. 

The consequences of missed or delayed diagnosis are very significant.

The session will be chaired by Dr Carmel O’Toole, a founding member of the RACGP Specific Interests ADHD, ASD and Neurodiversity.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss the role of general practice in identification and co-management of adult attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  2. Outline resources available for patients, families and GPs whilst treating adult ADHD

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Dr Carmel O'Toole

Dr. Carmel O’Toole has been in general practice more than 30 years and has post-graduate qualification in health professional education. In addition to being a highly-regarded general practitioner, she founded Boroondara Health and Wellness Centre in 1995 which she managed until successfully selling her business in 2019. Since then, Dr. O’Toole has devoted herself to ADHD education while continuing to work in the practice she founded. Dr. O’Toole not only understands ADHD, she understands every element of what it is like to live and breathe General Practice. Dr. O’Toole believes that deeply listening and connecting to your patients is an essential strategy to achieving real patient outcomes. She is a founding member of the RACGP ADHD, ASD and Neurodiversity specific interest group and is passionate about educating GPs in this area.


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