Free Webinar Replay: The ADHD-Depression Connection in Adults: Understanding the Link, Distinct Symptoms, and First-Line Treatments
In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn about the link between ADHD and depression in adults with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
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Every adult with ADHD should take note of these statistics: Thirty percent of individuals with ADHD have had a depressive episode, and if you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder. Researchers have traced back this elevated rate of depression to four ADHD-specific risk factors: emotional dysregulation, executive function deficits, social problems, above-average impulsivity, and physical and sexual abuse.
The good news is that more treatment options exist today for managing depression, ranging from psychotherapy to pharmacological interventions. In addition, doctors are using promising new treatments for depression, including electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and the chemical ketamine, when conventional approaches fall short. Learning about these newer approaches and discussing them with your doctor may lead to treatment breakthroughs.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The links between ADHD and depression
- The most effective psychotherapies used to treat depression
- First-line psychopharmacological treatments for depression
- The latest treatment approaches for treatment-resistant depression
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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on March 26, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, as well as the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is also a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.