Anxiety, Perfectionism, and ADHD | Thriving with Adult ADHD CHADD Webinar

 January 5, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Carol Robbins PhD

THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND A LINK WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED 24 HOURS AFTER THE EVENT. A certificate of attendance is provided after attending the live event.

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 an enormous amount of stress, anger, or sadness when you feel like something isn’t right, or someone might criticize you for it not being perfect. These feelings may cause you to withdraw from loved ones or lash out at others who try to help and affect relationships.

Is it ADHD? Is it anxiety, or maybe a little bit of both?

In this presentation, you will better understand why you or someone you love puts an enormous amount of time and energy into trying to be perfect. Learn ways to get unstuck and move forward with confidence.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
• Name the potential reasons that some adults with ADHD struggle with perfectionism.
• Understand what may be symptoms of anxiety, what perfectionism looks like, and what it may look like if someone has anxiety, perfectionism, and ADHD.
• List ways to cope with anxiety, 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, an internationally known expert on ADHD, 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.