Live Webinar on July 28: “You’re So Emotional!” Why ADHD Brains Wrestle with Emotional Regulation
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn why ADHD brains wrestle with emotional regulation on Tuesday, July 28 at 1 pm ET.
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One of the most difficult — and under-appreciated — challenges of ADHD is managing the intense emotions and moods that hijack our everyday lives. Emotional dysregulation — or the inability to properly modulate and regulate feelings — is often seen in people with ADHD, starting in childhood and lasting into adulthood. It is cited by many patients as a formidable problem, yet emotional instability isn’t even listed as a core symptom of ADHD in the DSM-V.
Emotional instability is not unique to people diagnosed with ADHD, but it presents a unique source of impairment in patients with attention deficit. Tantrums, anger, and emotionality related to ADHD increase stress, decrease positive connections, and generally make life difficult. This pattern, in turn, erodes the resilience required to manage ADHD in the first place.
It is important for clinicians to recognize that emotion control problems may be the most important and disruptive challenge faced by both children and adults with ADHD. The good news is that there are effective treatments that address it head-on.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- Recent research studying the role of emotion in managing ADHD
- The latest science explaining how anger problems fit into the core ADHD syndrome
- Common clinical misunderstandings about emotions and ADHD, and the challenges of distinguishing between those emotions and bipolar disorder symptoms
- The most effective treatments for managing emotional dysregulation
- How clinicians can determine if uncontrolled anger stems from ADHD or another condition
- How to manage ADHD when anger regulation is the main problem for children or adults
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Meet the Expert Speaker:
Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Oregon Health & Science University. He directs the OHSU ADHD Research program and is also director of the division of psychology. Dr. Nigg is the author of Getting Ahead of ADHD. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers related to the neuropsychological, cognitive, and temperamental correlates of child ADHD, to ADHD genetics, and to MRI- based research and theoretical interpretations of brain development in ADHD.
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