“The Missed Diagnosis: ADHD and Autism in Smart Kids and Adults” [Video Replay & Podcast #356]

Episode Description


When very smart kids or adults chronically underperform in college, work, or social interactions, it is incessantly assumed that they are bored, lazy, or uncaring. Parents, lecturers, and employers of those who are obviously brilliant however floundering would possibly not recognize two demanding situations that continuously co-occur: ADHD and autism, including signs formerly related to Asperger syndrome.

Asperger syndrome was removed from the DSM in 2013 in desire of the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, which many researchers and clinicians see as a mistake. In this webinar, Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. will describe his paintings with high-IQ scholars and adults who did really well in their previous school years, however who had expanding problem academically and socially as they navigated heart school, highschool, school, and/or employment.

Despite their robust intelligence, a few of these people struggled not best in managing their schoolwork, but additionally in understanding and managing emotions and their interactions with people. They had both unrecognized ADHD and unrecognized indicators of autism formerly classified as Asperger syndrome.

In this webinar you're going to learn how to:

  • Recognize ADHD impairments in those who are very vivid, but not hyperactive
  • Understand autism as a prolonged problem in studying others’ feelings and figuring out social interactions
  • Recognize the variations between Asperger syndrome and vintage autism
  • Learn about didactic psychotherapy in treating those with Asperger syndrome

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is a Yale-trained clinical psychologist who specializes in evaluation and remedy of ADHD and similar problems in kids, adolescents, and adults. After serving at the clinical faculty of Yale Medical School for 25 years he has relocated to Manhattan Beach, California, to open his new Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. He may be an adjunct medical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Dr. Brown has revealed 30 peer-reviewed scientific magazine articles and five books on ADHD. His Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD was once revealed in 2014. His newest book is Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults: A Practical Guide. You can succeed in him at: BrownADHDclinic.com. |See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“This webinar used to be extraordinarily insightful and it helped me gain a better point of view on neurodiversity.”

“I loved Dr. Brown’s aggregate of truth and empathy. His use of the real-life reports of children used to be a big help in working out the impact of Asperger’s on their education and social stories.”

“This was once precisely what I wanted. I've a greater working out of the assist my high-achieving 11 year outdated daughter wishes now!”

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