APA Online CE Quiz

No. 22

Title: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Role of the Psychotherapist

1. A diagnosis of ADHD:
A) s one of the final steps of interventions for ADHD.
B) Should be preceded by gathering collateral information.
C) Should not occur after the age of 18.
D) Should follow a minimum of two years observation.

2. Before determining a final diagnosis, a psychotherapist should consult with the:
A) Client?s parents.
B) School principal.
C) Client?s family physician.
D) School nurse.

3. During the treatment process, the psychotherapist should help the caregiver learn:
A) How to identify and monitor symptoms of ADHD.
B) How to empathize with the frustration and psychological ramifications of the client.
C) About the scientifically validated information on ADHD to demystify some of the leading information about ADHD.
D) All of the above.

4. Which of the following is true regarding the use of medications to treat ADHD?
A) The consensus among psychotherapists is that medications should be prescribed to treat ADHD before behavioral interventions are used.
B) The use of medications to treat ADHD is a controversial issue in the mental health community.
C) The most common medications used to treat ADHD are antidepressants.
D) Medications can be used successfully to treat ADHD without the aid of other interventions.

5. Children with ADHD most commonly suffer from deficits in:
A) Problem solving and organizational abilities.
B) Empathy and interpersonal relationships.
C) Development of moral reasoning.
D) Physical development.

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