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“How ADHD Shortens Life Expectancy: What Parents and Doctors Need to Know to Take Action” [Video Replay & Podcast #244]

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn about the impact of ADHD on health outcomes with Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Episode Description

Most parents raising a child with ADHD know that the disorder may lead to poor performance in school, failed friendships, and rampant disorganization. However, very few parents and clinicians know that ADHD predisposes children and young adults to increased health and medical risks that may shorten their life expectancy. ADHD behaviors and personality traits like impulsivity, poor emotional control, and sensory- or risk-seeking behaviors may result in health problems and premature death.

Research shows that that most effective way to reverse this disturbing trend is early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD with medication and evidence-based psychosocial treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy.

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In this webinar, you will learn:

  • the reasons why ADHD is more than just a mental health disorder but a public health disorder
  • the impact of childhood ADHD on health outcomes
  • the importance of educating primary care physicians about ADHD and shorter life expectancy
  • why parents need to pay as much attention to their child’s health-related activities as they do to school, social, and family activities

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on January 29, 2019. 

Listener testimonials:

  • “This was very informative and it would be great to see more webinars like this.”
  • “Dr. Barkley, thank you! Being recently diagnosed at the age of 37 with ADHD inattentive type, much of my life makes a lot more sense. I’ve shown a number of your presentations to my wife and they have been immensely helpful to our relationship.”
  • “It would be so wonderful & beneficial to have Dr. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., come back to give us more of his insightful wisdom and valued experience in the field of ADHD and its co-morbid conditions.”

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized authority on ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Barkley has published 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 28 editions. For more information, visit www.russellbarkley.org and www.ADHDLectures.com.

Russell Barkley, Ph.D., is a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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