Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, a serious mental illness characterized by depressive and manic episodes. Since both conditions share symptoms, but ADHD is more common, Bipolar Disorder is often missed or misdiagnosed. In fact, many patients don’t receive an accurate diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder until adulthood, though symptoms and difficulties commonly begin in childhood. In addition, patients with both ADHD and Bipolar Disorder are at higher risks for more severe symptoms of both conditions.
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In this webinar, Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. discusses:
1. How the depressive and manic episodes of Bipolar Disorder differ from ADHD-related mood states
2. The risks associated with a dual diagnosis of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder
3. The latest information about Bipolar Disorder in children and adolescents
4. The pharmacological and psychological treatment interventions for Bipolar Disorder on its own, and for someone with both ADHD and Bipolar Disorder
5. Constructing the best treatment team for a patient with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder