“Marijuana and the ADHD Brain” [Video Replay & Podcast #288]

Episode Description


Individuals with ADHD elevate a higher risk for substance use issues. Cannabis is considered one of the most widely abused elements among people with ADHD; studies show that those identified with the condition are much more likely to develop a Cannabis Use Disorder. One find out about discovered that 34% to 46% of those searching for treatment for hashish dependence had an ADHD diagnosis.

Many folks and adults suppose that hashish is protected — even medicinal — for ADHD. These assumptions have been strengthened by the legalization of hashish in more and more states. However, this is some distance from the reality, especially in younger people. Cannabis carries lifelong psychological and bodily consequences to the growing mind and frame, and folks with ADHD are particularly susceptible to its effects. Though marijuana use is a hotly debated matter, this webinar focuses on sturdy scientific research and medical examples to power house the cannabis-ADHD connection.

Listen and be told from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., about:

  • The incidence of cannabis use in ADHD teams
  • Why cannabis can appeal to an ADHD mind
  • Effects of hashish on the creating ADHD brain
  • Distinguishing between correct pharmacology and self-medication
  • Treatment recommendations for other people affected by ADHD and Cannabis Use Disorder

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a non-public psychotherapy apply in Lexington, Massachusetts, the place he makes a speciality of the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and gifts at many talks and meetings round the country. He recently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, in addition to the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is also a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel and a paid advisor for Understood.org.| See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “Today’s presenter was superb.  I would really like to look him present once more.”
  • “Excellent webinar. Critical timing as extra and extra states are legalizing weed and our children are getting the concept that it is innocuous, and so on.  People need to wake up to what is happening to our youth!”
  • “This was a VERY informative and helpful webinar!  Would love an expanded version.”
  • “Great issues with the analysis to back them up. Will be very useful as I continue to educate my youngster patients.”

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