Free Webinar Replay: ADHD Plus: Diagnosing and Treating Comorbid Conditions in Children
In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how comorbid conditions can mimic and interact with ADHD with Mark Bertin, M.D.
A mom and her son walk out of the doctor’s office, relieved that the child has received an ADHD diagnosis. Finally, there is an explanation for his attention and emotional struggles at school and at home. Six months later, after taking ADHD medication and seeing mild improvement in some symptoms, they notice that other symptoms have worsened. Another visit with a developmental pediatrician finds, after further testing, that the child also has generalized anxiety disorder. Mom and son throw up their arms.
As it turns out, children (and adults) living with ADHD typically have more going on than ADHD alone. Research suggests that nearly two-thirds have a comorbid condition. From developmental delays to learning disabilities to mental health concerns like mood disorders, these other conditions may be as impactful as ADHD itself. How can we best evaluate and address this all-too-common aspect of ADHD care?
In this webinar you will learn:
- how an initial evaluation of ADHD should address the possibility of comorbid conditions
- how learning disabilities, anxiety, or autistic spectrums disorders mimic ADHD – and how they interact with ADHD
- the best approach and framework for diagnosing a comorbid condition
- which condition should be treated first: ADHD or a comorbid condition
- when to re-evaluate an ADHD diagnosis for comorbid conditions
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 June 1, 2018.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician in Pleasantville, New York, and author of The Family ADHD Solution, which integrates mindfulness into evidence-based ADHD care. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial advisory board of Common Sense Media. His blog is available through Huffington Post and Psychology Today. For more information, visit his website, www.developmentaldoctor.com