Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. , is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School . He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex , a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has spoken on numerous radio and webinar shows and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude and serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
- The Picky Eater Survival Manual
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- The Secret Struggle: When ADHD and Eating Disorders Go Hand in Hand
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- Anxiety? Depression? Or ADHD? It Could Be All Three
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- “I Don’t Like My Body:” Body Dysmorphic Disorder and ADHD
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- The ADHD-Dyslexia Connection
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- Solving the ADHD-Bipolar Puzzle
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- The Truth About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is difficult to understand and manage — but gaining control is possible! Here's what... more »
- Hair Pulling! Skin Picking! Nail Biting! Oh, My!
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- 8 ADHD-Tested Rules for Losing Weight
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- Can Teens and Young Adults Fake ADHD?
Is it possible for teens and young adults to fake ADHD just to get a... more »
- Is OCD a Protected Disablity?
Is OCD a legal disability? Are there any job protections for it? Can it be... more »
- Does OCD Always Come with Anxiety?
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- How Is OCD Diagnosed?
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