October is ADHD Awareness Month: Online Events
ADHD is a condition affecting approximately 5 to 8 percent of school age children and between 2 and 4 percent of adults. ADHD is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. These symptoms often appear differently in children and adults, for example, hyperactivity may appear as endless energy and movement in a child; in adults constant fidgeting and a feeling of restlessness may be hyperactivity.
During the month of October, several organizations provide information through webinars and other online formats. The following are a list of online events to help you better understand and manage ADHD symptoms:
October 9, 2013
An interview with Barbara Hawkins, the president of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) about the upcoming CHADD conference. Some of the key speakers will also be interviewed: Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Dr. Robert Brooks.
Eric Tivers, LCSW, offers ideas for using tools, gadgets, apps, resources and strategies to help you stay on track.
October 10, 2013
Dr. William Dodson explains the symptoms of adult ADHD, how it can be confused with other disorders and why many adults are not diagnosed earlier.
October 14, 2013
ADD Norfolk (located in the UK) will be offering tips for managing ADHD as well as answering specific questions. You can post a question online at ADD Norfolk Sprouts
Presented by Laurie Dupar and hosted by ImpactADHD.com, this informative session will help you determine if your child’s medication is effective, find out what causes medication to be ineffective and gives strategies for working with your child’s doctor to find the best medication for your child.
Dr. Russ Ramsay discusses cognitive behavioral therapy and how it can be used to make positive changes in your life.
October 16, 2013
A question and answer format with Dr. Ari Tuckman about living with and managing adult ADHD.
Dr. Thomas E. Brown discusses some of the myths surrounding ADHD, including why children don’t outgrow ADHD, why young children can be treated with medication and why brain imaging may not provide a helpful diagnostic tool.
October 17, 2013
A one hour webinar by Ann Miller, BSN, MBA, ADHD Coach on how to support your teen with ADHD and tips on making the transition to college.
October 21, 2013
Dr. Joel T. Nigg explains new diagnostic techniques, what you need to know before going to an ADHD specialist and how you can get a foolproof diagnosis.
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis talks about the most common financial issues for adults with ADHD including credit card debt, home foreclosure, disorganization of financial documents and when financial problems affect your relationship.
October 23, 2013
Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper interviews Rick and Ava Green about how ADHD impacts a relationship.
Melissa Orlov, author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, shares tips and strategies you can apply to your relationship.
October 24, 2013
Ruth Hughes, PhD, CEO of CHADD talks about some of the common myths surrounding ADHD including ADHD is caused by poor parenting, kids outgrow ADHD, you need to discipline your children and sugar causes hyperactivity.
October 28, 2013
Stimulant medications are effective in treating ADHD symptoms, however, it isn’t as simple as “take a pill and you are fine.” Dr. Bailey talks about understanding how to best use medication to improve your life.
October 29, 2013
Live a Great Life with ADHD: Best Medical and Alternative Therapies
Dr. Ned Hallowell talks about different alternative treatments and how foods and supplements can help your ADHD symptoms.
October 30, 2013