By Lisa Fields
To recognize ADHD Awareness Month this October, ADHD Online will present a webinar series focused on issues that matter to people with ADHD. In each of the four webinars, our experts will delve deeply into the topic areas, providing insights and answering questions from viewers.
Here is more information about the upcoming webinars:
Topic: ADHD & Coexisting Conditions: Understanding the Intersection of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Binge-Eating Disorder, Depression and Sleep Disorders
Date: Oct. 3, 2023
Details: More than two-thirds of people with ADHD have another coexisting condition. Our speakers will discuss the reasons why OCD, anxiety, BED, depression and sleep disorders are commonly diagnosed in people with ADHD. They’ll also explain why a comprehensive diagnosis is important and how a tailored treatment plan can help manage ADHD with other conditions.
Barry K. Herman, MD, MMM. — Dr. Herman is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer at ADHD Online. He will offer his insights into co-existing conditions that often come with ADHD, including his special expertise in ADHD and binge-eating disorder.
Stephen M. Lange, PhD. — Lange is a clinical and school psychologist who has worked with patients from underserved populations in hospitals, prisons, addiction treatment centers and private practice. He will share his expertise about sleep disorders.
Amy Marschall, Psy.D. — Marschall is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a private telehealth practice and provides ADHD assessments through ADHD Online. She will share her expertise about anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Date: Oct. 11, 2023
Description: People with ADHD are 30% more likely to develop binge-eating disorder than people without the condition. Our speaker will explain why some ADHD behaviors can increase the risk of developing binge-eating disorder. Those include impulsivity, atypical executive functioning and an underdeveloped reward-processing center. He will also discuss treatment options that may improve symptoms of both conditions.
Barry K. Herman, MD, MMM
Topic: ADHD and Depression
Date: October 24, 2023
Description: About one-third of people with ADHD also have depression. ADHD may contribute to depression, particularly when ADHD causes low self-esteem, makes people feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities or interferes with their ability to communicate with loved ones. Our speaker will discuss why ADHD and depression often co-occur. He’ll also discuss signs that someone with ADHD may also have depression, along with treatment options for both conditions.
Dave Toomey, D.O. – Dr. Toomey has more than 30 years experience in family medicine and psychological childhood trauma counseling. He also has ADHD.
Nicole Falcon – Falcon is a certified family nurse practitioner who has worked in mental health for seven years and specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
Date: November 2, 2023
Description: Some people with ADHD can’t or don’t want to take stimulant medications to manage their symptoms. The side effects could be harmful to people with heart conditions, and people who experience severe symptoms may find them unpleasant. Non-stimulants for ADHD may be a better fit for these and other patients. Our expert will highlight the differences between stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medications and explain how they work differently in the body to help manage symptoms. He’ll also mention who may benefit from taking non-stimulant medication rather than stimulants.
Barry K. Herman, MD, MMM
ADHD Online has created a web page to explain more about ADHD Awareness Month and to offer a range of ADHD-related resources and help.