One domain that many parents of ADHD children have concerns about is one that presents itself multiple times a day – eating. Whether the issue is impulsive eating, overeating, picky eating, or not eating enough, parents are often at a loss as to how to understand their ADHD child’s eating habits and how to make sure their children are properly nourished and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Dr. Olivardia will discuss why ADHD is a risk factor for these issues, as well as behavioral strategies to promote healthy eating and a positive relationship with food.
About Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, OCD, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). He is an internationally recognized expert in eating disorders and body image problems in boys and men. He has appeared in publications such as TIME, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and has been featured on Good Morning America, EXTRA, CBS This Morning, CNN, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio and webinar shows and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude Magazine and serves on 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 an active member of Decoding Dyslexia-Massachusetts, an advocacy group promoting the needs of individuals with Dyslexia.