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Free Webinar Replay: Medicating Your Child with ADHD: How to Manage the Feelings of Guilt and Judgment, and Make Peace with Your Decision

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn about medicating your child with ADHD, with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

There isn’t a tougher, more agonizing decision than the one to medicate your child with ADHD. Parents work tirelessly to do what they feel is best for their children, but the most effective treatment approaches for ADHD are not straightforward and making peace with your decision is rarely easy.

Parenting a child with ADHD brings many challenges and questions. Parents often feel conflicted, hesitant, and scared when deciding to introduce medication. They doubt their own competence and can feel defeated. Those feelings are reinforced by others’ judgments about medication and your parenting decisions.

On the other hand, parents are also judged for not medicating their child’s ADHD. It is important to understand that not every child with ADHD needs and/or benefits from medication. There are many reasons why. Talking through your thoughts and feelings about medication is a good way to feel comfortable with your decision.

This webinar will focus on:

  • How medication can effectively contribute to an overall treatment plan for a child
  • Common myths and assumptions about ADHD medications
  • When a child is too young to take medication
  • Ways to combat self-critical or guilty thoughts and feelings related to your child taking medication
  • Reasons why parents may choose not to medicate a child’s ADHD symptoms
  • Ways parents can explain to others (if they feel compelled to) their decision to medicate their child
  • How to talk to your children about taking medication so that they adopt a non-shameful attitude about their treatment

Webinar replays include:

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

Certificate of Attendance: Attendees who successfully complete a survey after watching this webinar will be eligible to receive a one hour certificate of attendance. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 15, 2020.


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, as well as the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is also a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel and a paid consultant for Understood.org.


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