Podcast 508: Combination therapy for comorbid ADHD and anxiety, depression: medication options

Episode description

Despite a highly valued and extensive literature on the use of stimulant and non-stimulant medications to treat ADHD, there is relatively little information on the treatment of complex ADHD – that is, attention deficit disorder plus at least one comorbid condition such as anxiety, depression, or eating disorder. Few studies address the treatment of comorbid conditions, the order of treatment, or the treatment of cognitive deficits and/or difficult-to-treat ADHD symptoms.

This presentation will integrate data from controlled and open trials to highlight strategies for exemplary cases of complex ADHD. Participants will learn:

  • About new drugs approved for ADHD and their use in complex and difficult-to-treat ADHD
  • About strategies for treating ADHD comorbidities
  • On approaches to treating cognitive executive function deficits in ADHD

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Treating Complex ADHD: Additional Resources

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Meet the expert

Timothy E. Wilens, MD, is Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and (Co-)Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wilens specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Wilens is a widely published author with more than 350 original articles, reviews, chapters, books, and editorials to his credit. Dr. Wilens is a consultant to the National Football League, Major/Minor League Baseball, Bay Cove Human Services, and Phoenix/Gavin House, and is consistently named one of the top mental health physicians in Boston and across America.

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