Original Webinar: Friday, December 11, 2020

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Cannabis Use Disorder: A Toxic Couple

Featured expert: Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
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Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances among people with ADHD.  Studies show that those diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to develop a Cannabis Use Disorder. One study found that 34% to 46% of those seeking treatment for cannabis dependence had an ADHD diagnosis.

Cannabis is not medicinal for ADHD.  Cannabis carries lifelong psychological and physical consequences to the developing brain and body, and people with ADHD are especially vulnerable to its effects. Though marijuana use is a hotly debated topic, this webinar focuses on strong scientific studies and clinical examples to drive home the cannabis-ADHD connection.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The prevalence of cannabis use in ADHD groups
  • Why cannabis can appeal to an ADHD brain
  • Effects of cannabis on the developing ADHD brain
  • Treatment recommendations for people affected by ADHD and Cannabis Dependence

Speaker Bio
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men.  He has spoken on numerous podcasts and webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently sits on the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).  He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude.

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