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ADHD and Depression

May 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


EXPERT: Nelson M. Handal, M.D., DFAPA

Adults with ADHD are up to six times more likely than are their neurotypical peers to have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which is characterized by extreme sadness, loss of interest, and mania. Not only is MDD more prevalent in adults with ADHD, but the disorder can have an outsized effect on women and girls who have both conditions. MDD is associated with an earlier age of onset, a longer duration, more severe impairment, a higher rate of suicidality, and a greater likelihood of requiring psychiatric hospitalization in girls with ADHD.

When treating depression in patients with ADHD, it is critical for clinicians to recognize a patient’s feelings of worthlessness, which, as one study points out, were directly related to suicidal thoughts and planning in adolescents.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • About MDD and other mood disorders that are highly comorbid with ADHD, including bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and emotional dysregulation
  • About symptoms of mood disorders and how they co-exist with ADHD
  • About new and alternative treatments for MDD, including medication, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation therapy, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and esketamine treatments
  • Which therapies are in clinical trials that may hold promise
  • About strategies to help people with depression and mood disorders

Click on Event Website Link below to register and learn more.