Harlan Gephart, MD: How To Monitor Your ADHD Child's Mental Health.Our speaker at the November CHADD meeting will be Dr. Harlan Gephart, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and Consultant in Behavioral Pediatrics at Pediatric Associates, Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Gephart trained in Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and practiced both General and Behavioral Pediatrics at Group Health Cooperative. From 1990 to 2002 he was Medical Director of the Center for Attentional Deficit Disorders in Redmond, Washington. During that period he assessed and treated several thousand children with ADHD. The parenting behavioral program developed in that clinic became a national model for that treatment modality in ADHD patients. Research publications from the clinic studied the cost of ADHD, Coexistent Mental Health concerns in ADHD, and Behavior Modification treatment.
Dr. Gephart has lectured nationally and internationally to physician groups on ADHD and is the author of numerous medical articles on ADHD and its ramifications. His current emphasis is in teaching physicians to screen for, recognize, and treat such coexistent conditions as anxiety and depression, which commonly are secondary complications in ADHD patients. The talk, at Evergreen Hospital Room TAN 101, will emphasize practical suggestions for parents in how to monitor their child's mental health, with ample time for questions.