Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a medical disorder not of attention, but of self-regulation. Understanding who might have ADHD and what to do about it can impact a person’s entire future. When is ADHD over-diagnosed – and where might it be under-diagnosed? What are common symptoms beyond focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, and how does ADHD relate to the development of executive function? And why does ADHD impact everything from academics to stress, obesity to peer relations? This lecture includes the latest research into both medical and non-medical treatments of ADHD, as well as signs that may indicate adults have it … or do not. It covers an overview of diagnosis, common conditions that occur along with ADHD, and research-based medical, behavioral, educational and complementary care.
- To understand the role of executive function and self-regulation
- To recognize the impact of ADHD on executive function and self regulation
- To review common symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of ADHD Adults
Who: Dr. Mark Bertin
Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on the faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.