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Free Webinar Replay: How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn the true—and often overlooked—defining symptoms of ADHD with William Dodson, M.D.

The textbook symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — are inadequate; they fail to reflect the complexity of the condition, and several of its most prevalent and powerful attributes.

Patients and clinicians who rely on the DSM-V alone tend to overlook these defining features of ADHD:

  1. an interest-based nervous system
  2. rejection sensitive dysphoria
  3. intense emotional responsiveness

Here, leading ADHD expert William Dodson, M.D., explains how these core features affect the daily life of individuals with ADHD, and how they often complicate diagnoses and treatment plans.

This webinar will explain:

  1. Why many adults with ADD are misdiagnosed with mood disorders
  2. Why shame is the dominant, or “master,” emotion among adults with ADHD
  3. Why individuals with ADHD are intensely and uniquely sensitive to being teased or criticized, and to feeling that they’ve failed
  4. Why individuals with ADHD can’t muster motivation out of thin air; they must be engaged and interested to start and complete a task
  5. How to use this knowledge to succeed in the neurotypical world

Webinar replays include:

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

*Please note that access to this webinar replay will remain free until June 19, 2018. After that, you will find it in the ADDitude Store in our library of expert on-demand webinars!


Meet the Expert Speaker:

William Dodson, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 22 years. A former faculty member at Georgetown University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dodson is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of ADDitude’s Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Dodson is a regular columnist in ADDitude magazine and contributor to ADDitudeMag.com.


Webinar Sponsor

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Play Attention is offering ADDitude webinar participants a $200 discount. Use code ADDWEB.

ADDitude webinar sponsors have no role in the selection of guest speakers, the speaker’s presentation, or any other aspect of the webinar production.

26 reviews

  1. Hi I was wondering if anyone can tell me why I’m not able to register for this webinar? I’m logged in and I have followed links from my email notification. I haven’t tried to register for a webinar before so I might have missed something. I’m in Australia if that makes a difference. Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    Melissa

    1. Hi Melissa! Please try to register again. There was a glitch in the system that has been fixed. Thanks!
      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

          1. The webinar filled as the email went out unfortunately. The good news is that you will be able to access the replay 2 hours after the webinar ends. Please plan to come back to this page at that time and you will be able to listen to the entire replay.

            Penny
            ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

        1. The webinar is full, but come back here to this page 2 hours after the webinar ends and you will be able to access the free replay.

          Penny
          ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    2. I have 3 children the older one (now 18) has ADD inatentive type and LD he is medicated and the middle (now 15)is ADHD non medicated and is academically inclined but has no interest. Our youngest is in gr 1 and has not been formerly diagnosed with ADD/ADHD but does suffer from anxiety disorder. We are having the most trouble with our middle child as he seems more emotional and withdrawn. You decribe is demonor to a T in this webinar. He refuses to be medicated but I feel the stratigies we have developed over the years are not working for him in his school environment anymore. Would home schooling help as that is something we are strongly concidering?

  2. I cannot register because it says the webinar is full. How can I at least view the webinar? I am an adult with ADHD and am really interested in this webinar. Thank you.

    1. A replay will be available 2 hours after the webinar ends, right here on this page. Plan to revisit then and you can listen to the free replay.

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

      1. So, are you saying anyone will be able to access the replay? Because another place it says you must register to access the replay, so I’m trying to make sure I will be able to see it sometime! Thank you.

    1. The webinar is full, but come back here to this page 2 hours after the webinar ends and you will be able to access the free replay.

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    1. The webinar is full, but come back here to this page 2 hours after the webinar ends and you will be able to access the free replay.

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  3. Hello. I have a question about flooding. Before I knew what it was, my husband exhibited flooding for years. It continues even now that he has an ADHD diagnosis, despite being on Vyvanse, and is a significant stressor in our marriage. What are the best treatments (either pharmacological or otherwise) for flooding?

  4. Hello,

    I have a question I hope the presenter can address during the webinar regarding motivation. How can I motivate my 15-year-old son, who has ADHD, to “take ownership” of his condition and try ways to improve his life? I have offered so many resources, but he doesn’t seem interested in knowing more about why he acts and reacts the way he does. I’m afraid he’s starting to use ADHD as an excuse and a crutch. Thank you.

  5. HI, Is difficulty with insight part of ADD? Also, please give specific suggestions on how explain to the psychiatrist and how to help the dysphoria that we can bring to the doctor. My husband is taking Adderall, Tenex, Prozac, Effexor, and gabapentin and, although improved, continues to have difficulty with emotional overresponsivenes, aggression, and dysphoria. How do we know if there is an element of Asperbergers? Thank you.

  6. I of course failed to register on time..but getting better. Started meds,found one that works (vyvanse) It seems I have more abilities now,and almost all of them are used to procrastinate.How do I prevent myself from falling into distraction,when all those systems are broken?

  7. First off, I love ADDitude so much, I cannot find the words to say how appreciative I am for having this resource. My question is if ADHD is genetic and I and for sure my brother have it, and many others as well, then why do I feel so alone? I feel like I am the only one battling this. I feel like I am not fully loved for who I am, I feel like an outsider, an alien, stupid, lazy. I can’t even relate to people who have ADHD. I suppose it doesn’t help that I also have Generalized Anxiety. I am not the classic ADHD type. It just feels like I am all alone.

    I am by no means a success story, but I have learned that ADHD is a type of person, and it is super important to fearlessly be yourself. I gave up working on the symptoms instead, I am working on the effects of those systems, the feelings basically and other artifacts. I feel a person needs to accept their ADHD, and learn to live with it. The hard part is, of course, the symptoms, but what hurts me the most is society and Neuro-typical people. I just sort of spit that out, I hope that can help other people.

    1. Nathan: I would be interested in you further describing what you mean by: “I gave up working on the symptoms instead, I am working on the effects of those systems, the feelings basically and other artifacts.” Not to critique it, but to hear your coping strategies.

  8. On the page with the title: OWNER’S MANUAL EXAMPLES There were some strategies listed, beginning with Implementer-finisher partner. He explained one or two of those in the QA session, but where can I find info to explain the others? Thanks! 🙂

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