“Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents” [Video Replay & Podcast #321]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#321), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on August 26, 2020.
(Part 2 of a Three-Part Series on Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan)
Adolescents face many challenges (and thrilling new experiences) as they transition into adulthood — a passage that is often more difficult for adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Separation and individuation from their families, management of their academic and occupational endeavors, and legal independence may be more problematic for teens diagnosed with ADHD. Moreover, unhealthy interpersonal interactions, mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use problems may also surface during these years.
The good news is that preventive education, a proper diagnosis that includes evaluation for comorbid conditions like depression and anxiety, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition for teens and set them up for a successful launch into adulthood.
- Strategies for diagnosing and working with young people with ADHD
- How to identify and manage “stress points”
- How to help teens with ADHD manage medications, including safe storage and appropriate use of stimulants
- The importance of preventive medicine in ADHD and ways to help teens with ADHD to feel and be at their best
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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on August 26, 2020, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker
Dr. Timothy E. Wilens is the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and (Co) Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wilens specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. Widely published, Dr. Wilens has more than 350 original articles, reviews, chapters, books and editorials to his credit. Dr. Wilens is a consultant to the National Football League, Major/Minor League Baseball, Bay Cove Human Services and Gavin House and is consistently named one of the Best Doctors in Boston and in America for psychiatry. | See expert’s full bio »
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