ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After an ADHD Diagnosis” with William W. Dodson, M.D.

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD, and may not explain the disorder and treatments thoroughly. Tune in to listen and William Dodson, M.D., will help you fill in those holes.

ADHD written on sheet of paper by crayons.
ADHD written on sheet of paper by crayons.

Listen to “What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After an ADHD Diagnosis” with William W. Dodson, M.D.

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Every day 3,000 people of all ages and from all over the world are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), and they take yet another step in the lifelong process of coming to know and manage their special type of nervous system. This process rarely follows a straight line. For every patient, it begins at different times and moves at different speeds along different paths — its efficiency and helpfulness largely determined by how well the patient understands the answer to this question: What is ADHD?

Knowing the facts about ADHD — how symptoms present in children, how symptoms present in adults, and the best treatment approaches for each — is key to managing the condition. Knowledge is considered the bedrock of a good treatment plan.

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD during medical school. Often, they do an inadequate job of explaining what ADHD is, how to treat it, and how to live successfully with it. This webinar will fill in those holes — and get you off to a great start in understanding ADHD and how best to manage the condition in children and adults.

Listener testimonials:

  • “The breakdown of the school age characteristics helps a lot to inform teachers who are quick to refer to kids for SPED testing.”
  • “One of the most informative seminars as I’ve ever heard. It was if he was talking directly to me and I got all of it. This doctor really, really cares.”
  • “Great insight, very educational research supported with clinical lens.”
  • “Fantastic! I always doubt my diagnosis but then when I listen to a professional giving their descriptions of the symptoms it’s very reassuring of my diagnosis. Thank you.”

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William W. Dodson, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 30, 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 April 14, 2020

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