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How Emotional Dysregulation & ADHD Transform Teen Relationships from Messes to Minefields

April 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


EXPERT:   Ellen Littman, Ph.D.

Today, teens need new tools to help them manage their multiple emotional demands, especially in light of the disorienting and novel anxieties that teens experience daily in pandemic life.

The ability to regulate emotions exists on a continuum, and teens with ADHD have been shown to be twice as likely as their neurotypical peers to struggle with emotional dysregulation. Emotional dysregulation is identified as one of the most common and yet most impairing symptoms for teens with ADHD. Already coping with the low frustration tolerance, mood volatility, and impulsivity typical of ADHD, they are particularly susceptible to the demoralization of negative peer interactions. Since emotional dysregulation has been shown to decrease the quality of life for teens with ADHD more than ADHD alone, this webinar will offer a better understanding of this core symptom, and its relationship to ADHD. When both parents and teens are better educated and prepared, they can focus on coping with the emotional tsunamis together.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Understand the relationship between emotional regulation and executive functions
  • Describe the ways in which emotional dysregulation can impair teen socialization
  • Explain why teens are most vulnerable to emotional dysregulation during adolescence
  • Explore the evidence-based interventions that have been shown to help struggling teens
  • Recognize the ways in which the pandemic has resulted in an escalation of symptoms affecting teens with ADHD

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