Webinar: How to Find and Work with Your Doctor

 ADHD Weekly, April 15, 2021

How to Find and Work with Your Doctor
Especially for Youth and Young Adults

Featuring Sarah Cheyette, MD
Wednesday, April 21 | 5 PM, ET

One of the most important things to consider when managing ADHD is your treatment “team.” Who should be on your team?

Young adults and teens preparing to leave high school will find this webinar especially helpful in understanding who should be on their ADHD treatment team. Whether you suspect you may have ADHD, already have a diagnosis, or are being treated for ADHD, you need to evaluate the medical professionals who can help you.

Neurologist Sarah Cheyette, MD, offers a doctor’s perspective on how a patient can be a self-advocate. She’ll discuss how to locate a professional for a diagnosis; who can prescribe medication; how to determine if counseling is a good idea for you; and if coaching, mindfulness, exercise, or other non-pharmaceutical additions could be helpful additions to a treatment plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn who is qualified to diagnose ADHD.
  • Understand what questions to ask to make an informed decision.
  • Use effective methods to select a medical professional.
  • Know what information to present to your medical professional.
  • Learn ways to better follow your treatment.

Sarah Cheyette, MD, received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical School. She has established a pediatric neurology practice at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Dr. Cheyette treats people with ADHD with strategies outlined in her book, ADHD and the Focused Mind. She brings a professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive.

This CHADD webinar is sponsored by Takeda and is not a program of the National Resource Center.