Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

April 3, 2020

Podcast Transcript:  

Are you facing anxiety during this current pandemic? We know that COVID-19 has caused anxiety and worry in many homes, parents, and children. People are facing changes to their everyday life—practicing social distancing, working from home, schooling children at home, and making adjustments to healthcare. These changes can contribute to an increase in anxiety, especially for those with ADHD. You need strategies that will help you manage your anxiety and your child’s anxiety. 

In this podcast, Dr. Craig Bruce Surman offers expert advice on how to identify and manage anxious feelings and thoughts. He provides tools to manage anxiety for parents and children, including a guided relaxation meditation.  

Craig Surman, MD: 
Dr. Craig Surman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of self-regulatory disorders, including ADHD in adulthood. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over fifty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is Co-Chair of CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Learn strategies to identify and manage anxiety and feeling overwhelmed 
2.  Learn how to be aware of physical and mental needs 
3.  Learn strategies for parents to manage their own anxiety 
4.  Learn information on current healthcare issues and medication 
5.  Follow a guided relaxation meditation

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