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Live Webinar on November 18: Why Are You So Sensitive? Understand How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain

Register below for this free expert webinar to learn how sensory processing sensitivity affects the ADHD brain on Wednesday, November 18 at 1 pm ET.
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Are you easily overwhelmed by bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or loud sirens? Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time? You may have Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) — the formal diagnosis for a highly sensitive person (HSP). Approximately 20 to 30 percent of the population has SPS, according to recent studies, and the propensity is even higher among people with ADHD.

The overlap with ADHD is clear: The inability to control emotions, being more easily overwhelmed and overstimulated than neurotypicals, and struggling with low self-esteem are all symptoms of being a HSP.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The symptoms of SPS and how it affects the brain
  • How ADHD behavior of ruminating and overthinking situations and life events can contribute to SPS
  • How to manage SPS alongside ADHD


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:

Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She is an internationally recognized expert in sensory processing sensitivity, love, and attachment. She co-authored and edited the recently released book, “The Highly Sensitive Brain.” She is the developer of the LoveSmart app and was the recipient of the 2012 International Women in Science Award. You can reach her at www.biancaacevedo.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 around 45 minutes 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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