Professional Development

Online Four Part Neurodiversity Series – Session One: ADHD Through the Lifespan: Part 1 Children and Adolescents

Online Four Part Neurodiversity Series – Session One: ADHD Through the Lifespan: Part 1 Children and Adolescents

The NT PHN and speaker, A/Prof Dr Gargan Garg, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Royal Darwin Hospital, present the first of a four part series.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Across the Lifespan.


Dr Garg is a senior Consultant Child, Adolescent & Youth Psychiatrist with more than two decades of experience in Psychiatry. Dr Garg moved to Darwin from the UK in 2013. Dr Garg assesses and manages Children, Adolescents ( roughly 13-18 years) & Youth (roughly 15-25 years) with a wide range of mental health issues/ disorders with particular expertise in the management of Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, Gaming/ Social Media issues, PTSD, Neurodevelopmental Disorders including ADHD and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).  

Dr Garg is a “Fellow” of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. He is currently attached to Flinders Charles Darwin University as a an A/Prof and Senior Clinical Lecturer. In addition, he is also involved in supervising, teaching and training of medical students, trainee psychiatrists, and other mental and physical health professionals. 

Session One Topic

 Dr Garg’s presentation looks at the manifestation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across childhood, adolescence and youth.   This will be an interactive session on Teams and a great opportunity for participants to ask Dr Garg any questions about ADHD in Children, Adolescents and Youth. This session will be of interest to GPs in busy practices and mental health professionals who work with children, adolescents and youth.

Series Schedule

You can register for all or just one or two of these sessions:

  1. 15 February 2024: ADHD Through the Lifespan Part 1 Children and Adolescents
  2. 27 March 2024: ADHD Through the Lifespan, Part 2 Adults
  3. 24 April 2024: ASD Through the Lifespan, Part 1 Children and Adolescents
  4. 23 May 2024: ASD Through the Lifespan, Part 2 Adults

Learning Objectives for the Series

  • Describe how Neurodevelopmental Disorders, such as ADHD and ASD, manifest throughout an individual’s entire lifespan, including childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
  • Recognise key symptoms indicative of undiagnosed Neurodevelopmental Disorders and potential co-morbid conditions within the constraints of a busy GP practice.
  • Utilise and interpret preliminary screening instruments for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
  • Identify and explain the local services available for supporting and managing Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including behavioural, psychological, and pharmacological interventions.

Health Pathways

Northern Territory HealthPathways offer clinicians clear guidance for assessing and managing a particular symptoms or condition during the point of care. Pathways include information for referrers and requests to services in the local health system.

For supplementary learnings to this event,  NT HealthPathways are pleased to share pathways:

Contact the team today on for your logon.

NB: Not all pathways on the HealthPathways site have been localised. Unlocalised pathways (highlighted with a banner) contain relevant clinical content, however, local services are defaulted to New Zealand.

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*One hour of self-reported CPD.
*As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.


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