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Podcast Episode #298: “The Isolating Effect of Social Distancing for Teens with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D.

Tune in as Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., discusses the impacts of social distancing on adolescents with ADHD, particularly when comorbid depression or anxiety are part of the picture.

African-American teenaged girl sad and lonely
African-American teenaged girl sad and lonely

Listen to “The Isolating Effect of Social Distancing for Teens with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., episode 298

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Social distancing feels an awful lot like social isolation for many of us. And though our teens are connected through Xbox and Instagram and Discord and text messages, they are social creatures and the physical distance from their friends is quickly becoming a serious emotional and psychological strain. Not to mention the anxiety associated with coronavirus fears. If your teenager with ADHD has, like so many do, a comorbid condition like depression, you may be worried that their exaggerated emotions, anxiety, and social isolation is pushing them into dangerous territory.

Here to speak with us today about this topic is Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, board certified in Couples and Family Psychology. Dr. Crenshaw owns a private practice, Family Psychological Services in the greater Kansas City metro area and he is also author of the book I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD (#CommissionsEarned).

In this second in our series of conversations with Dr. Crenshaw, we will focus much more on the content of his forthcoming book ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management for ADD and ADHD (#CommissionsEarned), which is available for pre-order and as an eBook at The paper and hardcover and audiobook will be available for order around June 15.

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Updated on November 12, 2020

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