Webinar: Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome

 ADHD Weekly, July 20, 2023

Ask the Expert

Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome

Wednesday, July 26 | 3 PM

Featuring Joseph Fredrick, PhD


What is cognitive disengagement syndrome, formerly known as sluggish cognitive tempo? How does being “internally distracted” affect a person’s daily life and activities? How is CDS identified in children and adolescents, and can it be treated?


Joseph Fredrick, PhD, describes CDS and contrasts its key differences from the difficulties typically seen in ADHD. As a researcher and clinical psychologist, he stresses the importance of comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions. Dr. Fredricks will discuss the links between CDS and other mental health conditions and share information about treatment options.