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“Inattentive ADHD: Why ADD is Misdiagnosed and the Best Ways to Treat It” [Video Replay & Podcast #362]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#362), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on July 8, 2021.

Episode Description

Some people think that a diagnosis of inattentive ADHD (formerly known as ADD) means not being able to pay attention to anything. Wrong! Everyone can pay attention to at least a few activities or tasks that really interest them — like playing a sport they enjoy or playing favorite video games. Inattentive type ADHD actually means not being able to focus and sustain attention adequately on important non-preferred tasks, like schoolwork or assignments at work.

This webinar will explain how inattentive type ADHD is diagnosed and how to effectively treat it. It will also correct common misunderstandings about medications for ADHD and why they need to be “fine-tuned” to be effective.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why inattentive ADHD symptoms usually last longer in adulthood than does hyperactivity
  • Why IQ has nothing to do with inattentive ADHD
  • Why inattentive symptoms may not be noticed until adolescence
  • Why some middle-aged women develop inattentive ADHD
  • How inattentive can be effectively diagnosed
  • How medications work in the brain to help improve ADHD symptoms
  • Why medications for ADHD need to be carefully “fine-tuned”

Watch the Video Replay

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Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

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Read More on Inattentive ADHD

What Is ADD? Inattentive ADHD Explained

Inattentive ADHD and Me

Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on July 8, 2021, 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:

Thomas E. Brown is a clinical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and served on the clinical faculty for the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine for 20 years while also operating a clinic for children and adults with ADHD and related problems. He served as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Brown’s most recent books are Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD (2014); Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults (2017); ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults: 12 Stories of Struggle, Support and Treatment (2021). |See expert’s full bio »

Ryan J. Kennedy is a Nurse Practitioner who earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Quinnipiac University. For ten years he has collaborated with Dr. Brown for research, publications, and in clinical practice. He is Associate Director of the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders where he specializes in assessment, behavioral, and psychopharmacological treatments for children and adults.  The clinic website is: www.BrownADHDClinic.com.|See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“The information about fine tuning medication and the relationship between menopause and ADHD was very helpful. No wonder my symptoms have gotten worse in the past few years!”

“Outstanding. It is so useful how specific these talks get, especially the case studies that are used.”


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1 Comments & Reviews

  1. I’ve watched many ADDitude webinars, most are excellent. This one was disappointing. In the period of one hour, the issue of Inattentive ADHD, which is what this webinar was supposed to be about, was given a total of maybe 5 minutes. I think the following critique might be helpful for ADDitude and the presenters. Let me preface this by saying that I’m a neuroscientist with ADHD.

    1. Considering the topic of the talk, the neuron/synapse/neurotransmitter discussion wasn’t necessary.
    2. Dr. Brown broke in to Dr. Kennedy’s presentation, and went on way too long. That was just rude.
    3. There was way too much time discussing medications, with none of that discussion even mentioning how those medications are used to treat Inattentive ADHD. Or even if they do. Or even if there are medications to treat Inattentive ADHD.
    4. Dr. Brown plugging his books.
    5. During the questions period at the end, Dr. Kennedy was never given the opportunity to respond to any questions. Admittedly, I stopped watching about 10 minutes from the end, so maybe those last 10 minutes were different.

    I would seriously like to know more about Inattentive ADHD, so I hope if another Webinar on Inattentive ADHD is offered, the topic will actually be addressed. Thank you.

    Sorry to be so critical, but feedback is important.

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