“Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Moodiness? A Guide to Getting the Right Diagnosis and Treatment” [Video Replay & Podcast #347]

Episode Description


ADHD walks hand-in-hand with emotional dysregulation. Many youngsters, teenagers, and adults experience continual moodiness, out-sized frustrations with day by day existence, protracted disappointment, and/or irritability over apparently minor disappointments.

It’s ceaselessly unclear whether or not such emotionality is part of a patient’s persona or current developmental level, a side of their ADHD, a reaction to medication, or a sign of a more severe mood drawback like bipolar disorder.

Diagnostic criteria for ADHD don’t point out issues of emotions, though low frustration tolerance, irritability, or moodiness is listed in the DSM-5 as conceivable related options of an ADHD diagnosis. When excessive moodiness is chronic and problematic in any individual with ADHD, it could also be best to talk with your clinician to believe possible causes and treatment options.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • How to differentiate moodiness related to ADHD from that of bipolar disorder
  • Why so many with ADHD are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • When moodiness may indicate a need to evaluate for bipolar disorder
  • How drugs for ADHD can from time to time purpose “rebound moodiness”
  • How family dynamics can building up or reduce excessive moodiness
  • How medicine for bipolar disorder alone would possibly not help ADHD signs
  • Which medicines could also be useful for excessive moodiness with ADHD

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Meet the Expert Speakers

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is a medical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and served on the scientific college of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine for 21 years whilst working a health center in CT for kids and adults with ADHD and similar issues. In 2017 he relocated to California where he sees sufferers and directs the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California. Dr. Brown’s most up-to-date books are Smart, but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD; and Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults-A Practical Guide. | See expert’s full bio »

Ryan J. Kennedy is a Nurse Practitioner who earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Quinnipiac University. For nine years he has collaborated with Dr. Brown for analysis, publications, and in medical observe. He is Assistant Director of the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders the place he makes a speciality of evaluation, behavioral, and psychopharmacological treatments for kids and adults. The health center website is: www.BrownADHDClinic.com. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“Both presenters did an excellent task explaining the diagnoses. This knowledge is so useful and practical for me as a therapist.”

“Presenters were very an expert and broke down the advanced topic of Bipolar and ADHD into easy to understand chunks.”

“The audio system have been articulate and had a very caring attitude toward their affected person team as human beings.”

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