Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have a comorbid condition. Mark Bertin, M.D., discusses how an initial ADD evaluation should address the possibility of additional diagnoses, how symptoms can look similar, which condition to treat first, & more.

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David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, leads a discussion for clinicians: Learn how to identify ADHD symptoms in adults over age 50, how stimulants fit into a treatment regimen for patients who are taking multiple medications, and more.

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Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares the latest science behind ADHD, including the interplay of genes and environmental factors, how the ADHD brain connects and wires itself, and how lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD.

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A language-processing deficit impairs a child's ability to attach meaning to verbal input and respond appropriately. Gail Richard, Ph.D., helps us differentiate between language deficits and ADHD and advises on addressing challenges at home and at school.

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In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.

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NVLD is poorly understood, and is underdiagnosed in children with ADHD. Amy Margolis, Ph.D., explains the condition, how to distinguish symptoms from those of ADHD, and the strategies that can help these children in school and social settings.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

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151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 2:43pm EST
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150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 11:20am EST
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89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children

Adults and children with ADHD are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than their peers. Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why, how to differentiate symptoms of anxiety from those of ADHD, and which condition to treat first.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:22am EST
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87- ADHD in Adults vs. Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it can look different in adults than in children. William Dodson, M.D., explains how symptoms change with age and why many adults aren't diagnosed with the condition until their kids are.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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59- The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnoses

One in 20 kids was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and '90s. One in nine is diagnosed with the condition today. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw explains what's behind this rise in ADHD diagnoses. 

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST
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40- Girls and Women with ADHD: Gender Differences and Stigma

ADHD doesn't affect only boys. As Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains, the disorder can look different in women and girls, and they face greater stigma surrounding symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST
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29- Diagnosing ADHD: What You (and Your Doctor) Need to Know

Do you think you or your child might have ADHD? Joel Nigg, M.D., explains how to get a foolproof diagnosis, discusses new diagnostic techniques, like brain imaging, and runs through what you should do before seeing a doctor.

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23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths

Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:18am EST
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