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Free Webinar Replay: Stand Up for ADHD: How to Support Loved Ones with ADD

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand learn how to understand and support your loved one with ADHD with Russell A. Barkley Ph.D.

Your spouse is easily distracted and struggles with working memory. Your sibling is impulsive and lacks self-control. Your grown child is forgetful and can’t concentrate at work or school. Your parent exhibits all of these symptoms are more. If this sounds familiar, you understand the challenges inherent in supporting and advocating for a loved one with adult attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). You also know that your loved one is capable of tremendous things — with a little support and positive reinforcement.

In this webinar, learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage his or her disorder, and pursue unique paths to success. The understanding and support of family friends — combined with effective treatment — can make all the difference in the world for expanding your loved one’s opportunities and for strengthening your relationship.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. how to stand up and support your loved one
  2. the health risks associated with ADHD
  3. how to deal with the resentment you may feel toward a loved one with ADHD
  4. practical ways to help your loved one at home, at work, and in other areas of life
  5. how to find the best, most effective treatment for your loved one
  6. effective strategies for working with a loved one who doesn’t want your help

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on January 18, 2018.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and an internationally recognized authority on ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Barkley has published 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 28 editions. For more information, visit www.russellbarkley.org and www.ADHDLectures.com. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., is a member of ADDitude‘s ADHD Medical Review Panel.

3 Comments & Reviews

  1. I have ADHD and OCD Comorbidly. I’ve tried about every SSRI out there and I’ve tried many stimulants and non stimulants. I have to take amphetamines for adhd relief, but also take Zoloft for OCD. Trouble is, those two together often give me chronic insomnia by waking up in the night and it’s been so taxingly hard to find doses of both that cover my symptoms, but also limit the side effects enough. I’ve tried 26 medications. and I’m 22 years old. The ADHD has been so bad I’ve walked for 8 miles straight before sitting down before because the desire to walk and move was so powerful.

  2. Hi, my 12 year old daughter (Briar) has ADHD. She is wonderfully creative, but she forgets everything – I can ask her to do something, and 1 minute later she has already forgotten. I’d like to help her stay focussed and stay more organised. The trouble is, when she forgets things, it translates into feelings of inadequacy instead of a desire to make improvements. She just says “I’ll try harder next time” – but I can’t get her to see that without doing anything different, next time will just be exactly the same. It seems that she finds it all so overwhelming, she just gives up. I have tried putting lists or visual prompts in prominent places, but she just doesn’t seem to notice they are even there – she just walks straight past! How can I get her to buy into the idea that she needs to try and take control herself – or is that just the wrong way of looking at it anyway?? Thanks, Natalie

  3. Our 13 year old grandson is on meds for ADD and EBD and receiving professional help. He is currently suspended from public school because of threats and inappropriate social interaction. Due to taking boy scout knife on school bus and making a threat the police and DA have become involved. He is not violent and has never harmed anyone. It seems he has no filters and makes poor verbal choices and continues with poor social skills. Because of diagnosis school will take him back but the plans they have in place will cause even more social anxiety. He is to be walked to classes after halls have emptied and be in camera range at lunch. He has no friends and other students taunt him and start rumors about his behavior. How can we help him control his outbursts? Should he be home-schooled or in an alternative school? He is in puberty and his approaching adulthood and future is a huge concern.

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