S2 Ep 49: Live Listener Q&A with Dr. Hallowell

S2 Ep 49: Live Listener Q&A with Dr. Hallowell

If you’re not following Distraction on facebook you’re missing out on opportunities to ask Dr. Hallowell your questions! A few weeks ago we hosted a live facebook event where Dr. Hallowell was asked about everything from ADHD symptoms, meds, and diagnoses to finding a path to success, dealing with anxiety, disciplining your ADHD child and more. So many questions in fact, that we couldn’t get to them all! Dr. Hallowell was joined in the studio by George from our marketing department and our producer, Sarah. Take a listen to this unique episode and please “like” Distraction on facebook (if you haven’t already!) so you can have the chance to ask your questions during our next facebook live event!

Have a question but don’t want to wait for our next facebook live event? Send it to us in an email! [email protected]

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S2 Ep 48: Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

S2 Ep 48: Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

Sex, drugs, trust, medications, alcohol, and accommodations are just some of the topics discussed in this conversation that’s all about the big issues young people with ADHD and their parents face in today’s  world. Dr. Hallowell is joined by psychologist Christina Nichols and executive function specialist Elliot Weinstein, who both work in his office, and at the Horace Mann School in New York City as well. Christina and Elliot bring a boatload of experience to the discussion along with real questions from young adults looking for help.

Important Resources:

  • Learn more about Landmark College in Putney, Vermont by CLICKING HERE.
  • Check out the Headspace app mentioned by Christina in this episode.
  • To sign up for one of the workshops mentioned in this episode call 212-799-7777.
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S2 Mini 47: ADHD Family Summer Camp with Ned

S2 Mini 47: ADHD Family Summer Camp with Ned

Dr. Hallowell wants you to join him at camp this summer! Listen as he shares all of the details about his annual ADHD family camp on the shores of Lake Michigan July 15-20, 2018.

Important Links:

  • To learn more about ADHD summer camp with Dr. Hallowell go to www.HallowellSummerCamp.com or call Sue Hallowell at 781-820-0881.
  • To learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, CLICK HERE.

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S2 Ep 47: What Your Therapist is Really Thinking with Kati Morton

S2 Ep 47: What Your Therapist is Really Thinking with Kati Morton

Ever wondered what is going through your therapist’s mind while you’re talking? This episode is especially for you! Kati Morton is a licensed therapist in California who has garnered over 300,000 followers on social media through her weekly mental health videos. Kati’s videos address eating disorders, abandonment, narcissists, perfection, depression and many more. She has made thousands of helpful videos on all kinds of topics and joins Dr. Hallowell on Distraction to talk about mental health in general and what it’s really like to be a therapist.

To learn more about Kati or to watch her videos CLICK HERE.

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S2 Mini 46: Quizzing Ned on Merriam Webster’s Newest Words

S2 Mini 46: Quizzing Ned on Merriam Webster’s Newest Words

Dumpster fire, glamping, and schnoodle are three of the 850 words that were recently added to the dictionary. Our producer, Sarah Guertin, sits down with Dr. Hallowell to find out what he thinks some of the new words in Merriam-Webster’s latest edition mean. Follow along and see how many words you know!

Learn more about words from writer Richard Lederer by clicking HERE.

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S2 Ep 46: Productivity Tips to Get Stuff Done

S2 Ep 46: Productivity Tips to Get Stuff Done

Kristin Seymour accomplishes more in one day than most do in a week! And she might be the only person we know that travels with a cooler and ice packs in her car… just in case! This busy ADHDer (and previous Distraction guest) joins Dr. Hallowell to share her very best ideas for getting things done. The Clinical Nurse Specialist also shares some encouraging stories about some of the kids and adults she’s worked with to help accomplish their goals. Learn about incentives, buffers, prioritizing and more through the practical ideas and solutions Kristin offers up in this episode.

To learn more about Kristin or to get a copy of her book, The Fog Lifted, click HERE.

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Accountability Strategies from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Accountability Strategies from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell once again for a special episode brought to you by our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently! In this episode, Jessica shares strategies and ideas for creating accountability in your life. She and Ned talk about having an accountability partner, setting goals, incentives, creating brain bumpers and a ton more. If you know a student (or anyone really!) struggling with accountability and getting things done, share this episode with them!

Important Links:

Learn more about Habitica.

Learn more about The Pomodoro Technique.

To learn more from Jessica McCabe go to her website How to ADHD.

To learn more about Landmark College or to schedule a campus visit CLICK HERE.

 

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S2 Mini 45: Your Annual Screen-Sucking Self-Exam

S2 Mini 45: Your Annual Screen-Sucking Self-Exam

Do you know how much time you spend on your phone each day? What about each week? In his book, Driven to Distraction at Work, Dr. Hallowell devotes an entire chapter to the problem of “screen-sucking,” where he emphasizes the need to learn how to control your electronics so they don’t control you. And in this mini he talks about why you should take a look at your screen habits and assess the results. Dr. Hallowell gives detailed instructions on how you can track your phone usage to learn not just how much time you spend on your phone, but specifically which apps and features consume your attention the most.

To learn more about the Moment app CLICK HERE.

Check out our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Reach out to us! Did you track your phone usage after listening to this episode? Did the results surprise you? Let us know your thoughts! Email [email protected] or call and leave a message at 844-55-CONNECT.

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S2 Ep 45: Doctor to Doctor: Kids & Mental Health

S2 Ep 45: Doctor to Doctor: Kids & Mental Health

Did you know that medications are now being used to help treat alcohol abuse? Advancing science has always changed the way doctors treat mental health issues in their patients and today is no different. Dr. Timothy Wilens is the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the current state of treatment options for issues like ADHD, substance use disorders, and anxiety. Dr. Wilens offers lots of advice for parents and talks about the latest medicines he employs to help his patients.

To get a copy of Dr. Wilen’s book, Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications For Kids CLICK HERE.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To schedule a campus tour CLICK HERE.

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S2 Mini 44: Netflix’s ‘Take Your Pills’ Documentary Misses The Mark

S2 Mini 44: Netflix’s ‘Take Your Pills’ Documentary Misses The Mark

“Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.” That’s the way IMDB.com describes the new Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills” produced by Maria Shriver and her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, anecdotal evidence is used more than scientific evidence in the film, which could do more harm than good for those with ADHD. Listen as Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on how this well-meaning documentary goes off course.

Important Resources:

  • Have you seen “Take Your Pills” yet? Share your thoughts with us at [email protected] or leave us a message by calling 844-55-CONNECT.
  • The episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently.
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S2 Ep 44: Are The Adults Listening?

S2 Ep 44: Are The Adults Listening?

As thousands of students protested against gun violence last week and more prepare to march in Washington, D.C. and across the United States this weekend, Dr. Hallowell can’t help but wonder if the adults in America are getting the message. Listen as he takes a few moments to call attention to our nation’s youth, and their inspiring words and actions.

Important Links:
  • To see where a march is being held near your visit the March for Our Lives website.
  • Send us your questions and show ideas! Email [email protected] or leave a message at 844-55-CONNECT.
  • This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently.
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