S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

If you’ve ever ignored someone in a social situation by busying yourself with a phone or other mobile device than you are guilty of phubbing. In this mini Dr. Hallowell gets fired up talking about why phubbing is bad for relationships and why this shouldn’t be news to anyone.

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S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

It’s not hard to imagine someone being diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, PLMD, depression or bipolar disorder. But imagine being diagnosed with ALL of those conditions? That’s the reality for one U.S. veteran who recently reached out to Distraction looking for help. In this episode he opened up to Dr. Hallowell about his struggles and looks for advice on how to move forward in his life.

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S2 Mini 24: Turning Off Unwanted Thoughts

S2 Mini 24: Turning Off Unwanted Thoughts

Dr. Hallowell answers two listener questions in this week’s mini Distraction. One asks about staying focused in church, and the other is looking for ideas on how to turn off unwanted thoughts. Dr. Hallowell makes suggestions to both listeners and offers a simple trick (that works really well) for turning off those unwanted thoughts.

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S2 Ep24: Unmasking ADHD: An In-Studio Diagnosis

S2 Ep24: Unmasking ADHD: An In-Studio Diagnosis

The first step on the path to an ADHD diagnosis is sitting down with a qualified professional to learn your history. In this episode a listener who suspects he has ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell in the Distraction studio with his fiancee to talk about his life’s story. It’s the first step for this listener on the journey to discovering if he has ADHD.

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Special: Study Tips from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Special: Study Tips from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Do you know someone who struggles with schoolwork and studying? Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Ned to share study tips for students who learn differently in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College.

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S2 Ep 23: Managing Your Money & ADHD

S2 Ep 23: Managing Your Money & ADHD

It’s very common for someone with ADHD to also have trouble managing their finances. In this special Distraction episode, Dr. Hallowell is joined in the studio by his son Jack, a financial planner who also has ADHD, to talk about the unique problems ADHDers have managing their money and what can be done about it.

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Bonus Mini: Why Do I Need People To Like Me?

Bonus Mini: Why Do I Need People To Like Me?

Listener Christine reached out with a question about rejection and her need for others’ approval. Listen as Dr. Hallowell talks about why people with ADHD tend to be highly sensitive and why it’s okay!

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S2 Mini 22: How Do I Know If I Have ADHD?

S2 Mini 22: How Do I Know If I Have ADHD?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no definitive test for ADHD. So how do you know if you have it? Dr. Hallowell tells listeners about the various steps and processes people go through to determine whether or not they have ADHD.

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S2 Ep 22: Journalist Lisa Ling On Having ADHD

S2 Ep 22: Journalist Lisa Ling On Having ADHD

Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling opens up to Dr. Hallowell about her ADHD diagnosis, and the issues she’s struggled with since childhood. She talks about the unique challenges of being a minority with ADHD, and how her ADHD strengths have helped make her who she is today.

Ling was formerly a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show “The View,” a field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and contributor to ABC News’ “Nightline” and National Geographic’s “Explorer.” Currently, you can catch Lisa in the CNN Original Series, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” which began its fourth season earlier this month.

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Bonus Mini: “Should A Student With ADHD Attend College Far From Home?”

Bonus Mini: “Should A Student With ADHD Attend College Far From Home?”

A listener named Ann reached out to ask Dr. Hallowell if it’s a good idea for a high school senior with ADHD to go to a college far from home. As Dr. H explains in this mini Distraction, it’s not so much about where you go, but rather what kind of support you have once you get there.

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