Sleep and ADHD often have a complicated relationship. Parents often report that their children with ADHD have difficulty going to bed, falling asleep, waking up in the morning, and staying awake during school. In addition, sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can impact young people with ADHD. This session will cover the common sleep struggles people with ADHD experience. Dr. Olivardia, who has ADHD and a host of sleep problems, will share clinical and personal anecdotes.
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.