Summary: Millions of adults, children and families have faced new and unexpected changes to their lives during this time of uncertainty. Staying at home with the stress of the pandemic could lead to symptoms of depression. Some individuals with ADHD who already had coexisting depression could experience increased symptoms because of the pandemic. Dr. Eugene Arnold provides information about the symptoms of depression in children and adults with ADHD. He discusses treatment options including medication management, behavior therapy and complementary interventions.
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd: Dr. L. Eugene Arnold is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he formerly was the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry. He is a co-investigator in the OSU Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He has 45 years of experience in child psychiatric research, including the multi-site NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. For his work on the MTA he received the NIH Director’s Award. A particular interest is alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and more than 300 articles. He is also CHADD’s Resident Expert.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the symptoms of depression in children and adults 2. Learn how depression can impact someone with ADHD 3. Find out the treatment options for depression and ADHD 4. Learn about medications for depression and ADHD and potential barriers 5. Find out which professionals can treat ADHD with coexisting depression
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