Adults with ADHD are at higher risk for the development of personality disorders, namely Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is highly misunderstood and stigmatized. ADHD and BPD share certain traits, which can lead to misdiagnosis. This webinar will cover BPD features and symptoms and the differential diagnosis from ADHD, as well as the prevalence of this comorbidity. Risk factors as to why those with ADHD carry a higher BPD risk will be reviewed, as well as the clinical presentation when someone has both. Treatment interventions will be discussed.
- Identify the features and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Understand the overlapping symptoms of ADHD and BPD as well as differential diagnosis
- Identify why adults with ADHD carry higher risk for developing BPD
Who: Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer 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 ADHD, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. He has presented at many talks, webinars and conferences around the country. He serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for ADDA, CHADD and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, is a Featured Expert on Understood.org and a frequent contributor and Scientific Advisory Board Member for ADDitude.