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Listen to “Worry Less: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ADHD” with Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D.

Tune in to hear Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D., discuss the high prevalence of anxiety disorders in children with ADHD and learning differences, and how families can help them manage it.

Single sad teen holding a mobile phone lamenting sitting on the bed in her bedroom with a dark light in the background
Single sad teen holding a mobile phone lamenting sitting on the bed in her bedroom with a dark light in the background

Listen to “Worry Less: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ADHD” with Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D.

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Anxiety is common among school-aged children, and those with ADHD are at higher risk than their peers. Children may be anxious because their attention deficit disorder makes life difficult, or they may have aggravated attention problems because of an underlying anxiety disorder. The importance of a proper evaluation to distinguish the primary diagnosis — anxiety or ADHD — is critical to managing symptoms as a child grows. Remember that anxiety in a family member will affect everyone else. Effective treatments exist for anxiety and attention issues, and each family will need to consider which is most likely to help.

Here, pediatricians and authors Eileen Costello and Perri Klass will discuss the high prevalence of anxiety disorders in children with ADHD and learning differences. Learn about ways that anxiety can precede and accompany these diagnoses as kids and families develop strategies to accommodate a world not designed with them in mind.

Listener testimonials:

  • “I really loved the comprehensive slides! I feel I will remember the information discussed in the webinar much better than past online talks because of the details in the slides.”
  • “I am a director of a preschool, I learned a lot from this webinar. Thank you so much.”
  • “I appreciated description of how incremental treatment of anxiety ‘inch by inch’ works!”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on July 16, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Updated on February 6, 2020

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