Perfectionism and ADHD | Thriving with Adult ADHD CHADD Webinar

Original Air Date January 5, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


Carol Robbins PhD

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When you think about ADHD, perfectionism may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but many describe adults with ADHD as being perfectionists.

While wanting to make sure that things are correct is a good thing, it becomes a problem when it causes you to feel enormous stress, anger, or sadness if you think something isn’t quite right or fear someone might criticize you for imperfections. These feelings may affect your relationships, causing you to withdraw from loved ones or lash out at those who try to help.

This presentation will help you better understand why you put an enormous amount of time and energy into trying to be perfect. Learn ways to get unstuck and move forward with confidence.

Objectives
Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Name the potential reasons that some adults with ADHD struggle with perfectionism.
  • Understand what perfectionism looks like, and what it looks like if someone has perfectionism and ADHD
  • List ways to cope with  ADHD and perfectionism.

About the Presenter

Carol Ann Robbins, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. She is the clinical director of the Annapolis ADHD Center and works with Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, at the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland. Dr. Robbins is a seasoned speaker, presenter, and author, as well as past president of the Maryland Psychological Association and coordinator of the MPA Post-Doctoral Institute on ADHD across the Lifespan. She has served as coordinator of the Anne Arundel County chapter of CHADD since 2002.