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Live Webinar on August 26: Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation: The Overlooked ADHD Symptom That Impacts Everything

Register below for this free expert webinar to learn about emotional regulation and ADHD, on Thursday, August 26 at 1 pm ET.
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ADHD is typically considered a disorder of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. However, from the publication of the first medical papers on ADHD in 1798 until the 1970s, emotion was included in the conceptualization of the disorder. Though emotional dysregulation was excluded from the DSM-2 entry for ADHD, research shows that emotional impulsiveness and deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) — the inability to regulate responses to certain emotions and to avoid overreacting to life situations — are an integral part of ADHD.

Although DESR is excluded from the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, it has serious negative effects on a person’s daily functioning — everything from a greater risk of having a car accident to never being married to having a lower quality of life. In addition, DESR may worsen other ADHD symptoms and plays a part in several comorbid disorders, especially oppositional defiant disorder. Dr. Barkley will discuss how to determine which aspects of emotional dysregulation stem from ADHD or a comorbid condition. He will also outline the best approach to diagnosing and treating DESR.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The causes and effects of deficient emotional self-regulation on ADHD
  • Why certain comorbid disorders such as ODD may be rooted in DESR
  • How emotional dysregulation increases the risks of impairments throughout adulthood
  • Effective ways to diagnose and treat DESR


Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.  He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report. His websites are www.russellbarkley.org and ADHDLectures.com.

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Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

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