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Free Webinar Replay: Why Are You So Sensitive? Understand How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain [Podcast Episode #333]

In this hour long webinar on demand, learn how sensory processing sensitivity affects the ADHD brain.

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

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD
  • An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
  • Closed captions

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on November 18, 2020.


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: To purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10) for this webinar replay, enter your email address in the Instant Replay Access box above, and look for the certificate of attendance link on the confirmation page that appears. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.