Focus on Inattentive ADHD: The Under-Diagnosed and Under-Treated Subtype – 2022



In this on-demand webinar, learn about inattentive ADHD, its signs and symptoms, and what research reveals about this presentation type. ADHD’s three distinct subtypes were first recognized in the 1994 update to the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), however confusion over the subtypes’ differences persists even today. This appears particularly true of the “Predominantly Inattentive” (PI) subtype, which is characterized by symptoms of distractibility, failure to complete work, forgetfulness, and disorganization. People with the predominantly inattentive ADHD — many of them women diagnosed later in life — experience the same problems paying attention that are typical of ADHD, but they face fewer of the difficulties related to impulse control seen in the Combined subtype. 



Dr. Solanto is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell (Long Island, NY). Prior to joining Hofstra, she was Director of the ADHD Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU. In 2017-2018, Dr. Solanto was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Netherlands where she taught undergraduates at Radboud University and conducted research on treatment of ADHD in college students. Dr. Solanto’s research on the cognitive and behavioral functioning of children and adults with ADHD, the effects of psychostimulants, and the characteristics of subtypes of ADHD has been supported by grants from NIMH, NICHD, and NINDS. She developed a novel cognitive-behavioral intervention for adults with ADHD, which was the focus of an NIMH-sponsored efficacy study (American Journal of Psychiatry,2010). The manual for therapists, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction was published by Guilford Press (2011). The program was recognized as the Innovative Program of the Year by CHADD (2011). Dr. Solanto has served on study section/grant review panels for NIMH. Currently, she is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders, and the ADHD Report (Guilford Press) and serves on the professional advisory board of CHADD

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