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ADHD Relationships And Communication Issues06 Nov

Dr. Wilford: I’m Dr. Wilford and I joined this evening with Sarah Ferman and we are both as many of you know, part of ADHD Specialists and also part of CHAD. Both Sarah and myself work extensively with couples and communication. And the theme of tonight’s call is miscommunication, something that’s part of an ADHD world, something that happens in every relationship. I’m Dr. Wilford, I’m the clinical director at ADHD Specialists and I’m also on the board for CHADD which is Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. I’m here with Sarah Ferman, she’s a licensed marriage and family therapist and also certified ADHD coach and the co-founder of our center, ADHD Specialists. I just wanted to say a couple things as far as housekeeping goes. As a reminder to all of our listeners, we are not your primary care physicians and this is no replacement for medical advice. So all the great things you learn here, we encourage you to take them back to your psychiatrist or your primary care doctor, whomever they may be, and discuss the options with them because there’s no replacement for one on one professional medical care.

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One Response to “ADHD Relationships And Communication Issues”

  1. Cedrick Deval

    It’s a fine balance between playing up the romance and giving him enough space. I’d say don’t work on the communication until you work on the romance. Otherwise, it will be seen as nagging!

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