“QuaranTeens with ADHD: Keeping Your Impulsive Teen Safe at Home” [Podcast #296]

Episode Description


Whether they've a wide circle or a few shut friends, children are social creatures. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., discusses the impacts of social distancing on adolescents with ADHD, specifically when comorbid depression or anxiousness are a part of the picture.

School and place of work closures have thrown the country — and the arena — right into a tailspin. Families are strained beneath the pressure of dwelling together 24/7 without their normal, healthy physical, social, and emotional shops. In many circumstances, parents are nonetheless working and youngsters are abruptly expected to productively construction their time from a list posted somewhere in Google Classroom.

For youth and young adults with ADHD, this unstructured existence isn’t turning out very well. At ADDitude, we not too long ago reached out to our readers for perception into the largest demanding situations going through quaran-teens with ADHD as of late.

In an effort to start out answering the ones questions and transferring toward solutions, we requested Dr. Wes Crenshaw to lend his experience. He’s the author of I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD (#CommissionsEarned) and a frequent contributor to ADDitude. He’s also got a new ebook popping out with coauthor Kelsey Daugherty, a psychiatric mental well being nurse practitioner, titled ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management for ADD and ADHD, (#CommissionsEarned), due out in June and to be had for pre-order now.

To start, we’d like to deal with perhaps essentially the most speedy and serious worry expressed by means of ADDitude readers — and that's young people with ADHD who're resisting state and nationwide guidelines referring to social distancing. They are sneaking out to see pals. They are disregarding area laws. And they're striking their households at possibility. At the same time, their folks are mentally and emotionally exhausted, looking to combat oppositional, defiant behavior with common sense and scientific reality that is just no longer getting thru.

Here, Dr. Wes Crenshaw explains why this is happening and how folks can navigate the pandemic with non-compliant young people with ADHD taking into account the next:

  • The heightened emotionality associated with ADHD
  • The impact of peer power
  • The have an effect on of non permanent thinking so commonplace in youngsters with ADHD
  • The propensity for kids with ADHD to lie as part of a struggle, flight, or fib reaction
  • The fact that a young adult with ADHD elderly 18 has the social and emotional adulthood of a 15-year-old but they are legally an adult, leaving folks with few choices

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, board qualified in Couples and Family Psychology by means of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Dr. Crenshaw now owns a non-public practice, Family Psychological Services and sees shoppers within the better Kansas City metro space. He is a newspaper columnist and creator of the guide I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD.| See expert’s full bio »

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