“New Insights Into and Treatments for Comorbid Depression” [Video Replay + Podcast #456]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#456), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 24, 2023.
Inexperienced teen drivers with ADHD face an outsized risk for serious motor vehicle accidents due to attention deficits, impulsivity, and other ADHD-related challenges. Understanding the factors that contribute to elevated driving risk, as well as strategies and training plans that can mitigate these risks, is critical for caregivers and teen drivers.
Adults with ADHD are up to six times more likely than are their neurotypical peers to have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which is characterized by extreme sadness, loss of interest, and mania. Not only is MDD more prevalent in adults with ADHD, but the disorder can have an outsized effect on women and girls who have both conditions. MDD is associated with an earlier age of onset, a longer duration, more severe impairment, a higher rate of suicidality, and a greater likelihood of requiring psychiatric hospitalization in girls with ADHD.
When treating depression in patients with ADHD, it is critical for clinicians to recognize a patient’s feelings of worthlessness, which, as one study points out, were directly related to suicidal thoughts and planning in adolescents.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- About MDD and other mood disorders that are highly comorbid with ADHD, including bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and emotional dysregulation
- About symptoms of mood disorders and how they co-exist with ADHD
- About new and alternative treatments for MDD, including medication, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation therapy, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and esketamine treatments
- Which therapies are in clinical trials that may hold promise
- About strategies to help people with depression and mood disorders
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More on Comorbid Depression and ADHD
- Download: How to Recognize and Treat Depression
- Read: 6 Unexpected & Misunderstood Signs of Depression
- Read: Treating Comorbid Mood Disorders Safely
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on May 24, 2023, 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
Nelson Handal, M.D., DFAPA, is the Founder, Chairman, and Medical Director for Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic (DBMC) & Harmonex Neuroscience Research (HRX). As a practicing Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Dr. Handal has dedicated much of his career to developing and implementing technologies that elevate the quality of patient care.
Dr. Handal participates in extensive clinical research and has been primary investigator in over 85 clinical trials. In the late 1980s, Dr. Handal was president of one of the first telemedicine referral services in the world. This system was featured in Business Week. CliniCom® is an online psychiatric assessment tool Dr. Handal has been developing for the past 10 years and which has been used by over 54,000 patients. In May 2009 Dr. Handal was invited to testify before the United States House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding innovative technologies and treatments for veterans; he spoke about CliniCom®.
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