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Emotion Dysregulation and Adult ADHD

About the Course

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder, with an onset in childhood, that accompanies the person throughout their life, with prevalence between 3 and 5% in adults. Recent studies point towards a fourth core symptom of the disorder related to the emotional information processing that would explain the repercussions that ADHD has on the social, academic, and professional life of the people affected. This review aims to describe emotion dysregulation features as well as the brain activity associated in adults with ADHD.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Evidence of Emotion Dysregulation As a Core Symptom of Adult ADHD: A Systematic Review created by Ana María Soler-Gutiérrez, Juan-Carlos Perez-González, and Julia Mayas in 2023.

Publication Date:

Jan 2023

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Ana María Soler-Gutiérrez

Ana María Soler-Gutiérrez is Psychology faculty affiliated with the National Distance Education University in Madrid, Spain.

Juan-Carlos Perez-González

Juan-Carlos Pérez-González. Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Research Methods and Assessment in Education. He researches assessment of emotional intelligence and evaluation of emotional education across the lifespan. He has published over 30 journal articles and taught more than 60 invited lectures, including universities in the USA, United Kingdom, Ecuador and Brazil. He is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) and of the International Society of Research on Emotion (ISRE) and is an Associate Editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP). Dr. Pérez-González works at the Faculty of Education at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, where he is Founder and Director of EDUEMO Lab (Emotional Education Laboratory).

Julia Mayas

Julia Mayas is Education faculty affiliated with the National Distance Education University in Madrid, Spain.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize 3 correlations found in previous studies and the current study between ADHD and emotion dysregulation.
  2. List 1 brain pattern found in individuals with ADHD and emotion dysregulation.
  3. Summarize the effectiveness of emotion regulation strategies in individuals with ADHD.
  4. Summarize the implications for treatment of ADHD and emotion dysregulation.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103278
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