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ADHD & Symptom Tests ON-DEMAND WEBINARS Live Webinar on January 26: Nail Biting! Skin Picking! Hair Pulling! Understanding Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors with ADHD

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


A common (but rarely discussed) comorbid diagnosis related to ADHD is body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), with symptoms ranging from nail biting to hair pulling to cheek biting that children and adults can’t control.

These behaviors are often chronic, and individuals with BFRBs report feeling pleasure and/or pain from these habits. Although many people with BFRBs want to stop these behaviors, they feel compelled to perform them. Many sufferers are not even aware that they are biting their nails or picking their skin.

The first step is accepting awareness and a diagnosis. The second step is researching the wide range of treatment strategies used to break the impulse to pick, pull, or bite. Recovery is possible.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • the symptoms of various BFRBs
  • the causes of BFRBs in those with ADHD
  • the physical and emotional consequences of BFRBs
  • treatment recommendations for BFRBs in individuals with ADHD

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation, International Dyslexia Association, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association and the American Association of Suicidology.

Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

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January 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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