How Bipolar Disorder Looks A Lot Like ADHD: Detection and Treatment of a Misunderstood Condition

Replay this free expert webinar with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., and download the expert slides.
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Watch the free replay of the webinar How Bipolar Disorder Looks A Lot Like ADHD: Detection and Treatment of a Misunderstood Condition with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., which originally aired Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 and download the expert slides.

A note about this webinar: This webinar is part of a series designed for ADHD clinicians. Although all are welcome to attend, non-clinicians may want to notify the professionals with whom they work of this opportunity as well as share the audio and slide materials with them after the presentation.

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.

In this webinar, Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. discusses:

> How the depressive and manic episodes of Bipolar Disorder differ from ADHD-related mood states

> The risks associated with a dual diagnosis of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

> The latest information about Bipolar Disorder in children and adolescents

> The pharmacological and psychological treatment interventions for Bipolar Disorder on its own, and for someone with both ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

> Constructing the best treatment team for a patient with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

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About the Expert Speaker

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and clinical associate at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He has spoken on numerous radio shows, given webinars, and presents at many talks and conferences around the country, including the CHADD conferences annually. He currently sits on the scientific advisory board for ADDitude magazine and serves on the professional advisory board for CHADD.

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