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AADPA Vice President, Dr Roger Paterson discusses the overlap in ADHD and Bipolar Disorder symptoms, diagnostic differences and management.

The symptoms of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder can be very similar, during this webinar Dr Paterson will discuss:

  1. The symptoms and why they overlap quite commonly and the diagnostic differences
  2. How this overlap presents management challenges, and
  3. Which condition to treat first, or just treat one and ignore the other
Dr Roger Paterson - AAPDA Vice President

About Dr Roger Paterson

AADPA Vice President, Dr Roger Paterson, MB BS, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, Cert. Child & Adol. Psych, has been active in the field of ADHD for over 30 years providing assessment and treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.

Based in WA, Dr Paterson has a full-time private practice in Nedlands where his focus is on medication treatment. He liaises closely with colleagues who provide the essential aspects of a multimodal treatment approach across the lifespan e.g. psychologists and coaches.

Dr Paterson has also been involved in published research and supporting community and professional ADHD groups including involvement in the Professional Advisory Body of ADHD WA since 1994 and a Director of AADPA since 2017.