S2 Mini 34: Should I Tell My Employees I Have ADHD?

S2 Mini 34: Should I Tell My Employees I Have ADHD?

If you’re the boss, do you tell your employees that you have ADHD? Dr. Hallowell responds to a question from a listener that is struggling in his leadership position. Should he tell his employees that he has ADHD so they’ll better understand his challenges or not?

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S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

16-year old Harry Nardini has always been a bright, outgoing, fun loving person, despite the tragic circumstances of his less-than-ideal start in life. From being homeless to being the quarterback of the Illinois State High School football championship team, Harry has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Listen as he sits down with Dr. Hallowell, along with his mom, to tell his story of how his life was changed dramatically by having the right people in his life and the right treatment for his ADHD.

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S2 Mini 31: Finding The Good In Each Day

S2 Mini 31: Finding The Good In Each Day

In the midst of holiday gatherings, errands and mayhem it can be easy to forget the point of it all. In this special holiday mini, Ned muses about how to make this time of year special and meaningful in spite of the chaos.

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S2 Ep 31: What Motivates Getting Things Done

S2 Ep 31: What Motivates Getting Things Done

Are you task driven or deadline driven? Modern research has shown that procrastination does not interfere with success, and that procrastinators and non-procrastinators simply respond to motivation in different ways. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell and Mary Lamia, PhD discuss how emotions compel us to act, and how shame and fear aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

Mary Lamia’s book: What Motivates Getting Things Done

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S2 Ep30: Achieve More With A Growth Mindset

S2 Ep30: Achieve More With A Growth Mindset

Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life.

In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It’s never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success.

If you’d like to reach out to Darrah, email her at [email protected], and if you’d like to reach out to Becky, email [email protected].

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S2 Mini 29: Dr. Hallowell’s Oldest Patient

S2 Mini 29: Dr. Hallowell’s Oldest Patient

How old is too old to be diagnosed with ADHD? We recently received a question from a person who suspects his parents have it. They are 82 and 84, and the listener is wondering if there are successful examples of elderly people being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD. In this mini Dr. Hallowell relates the story of the oldest patient he’s ever treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the surprising accomplishment his patient achieved as a result of his diagnosis!

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S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

Understood.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping parents whose children, ages 3-20, struggle with learning and attention issues. Dr. Hallowell spoke with Kevin Hager, Managing Director of Understood, and Amanda Morin, Content Development Manager for the organization about all of the resources available on their website and what kind of help they can offer parents of children who learn differently.

From ADHD to dyslexia, dyspraxia, executive function issues, nonverbal learning issues, organization struggles and much, much more Understood is an invaluable, free resource with videos, articles and research all tailored to your child’s age, gender and issues. Listen to this informative episode and then check out all of the information at your fingertips on this wonderful website.

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S2 Ep 28: Prevention, Medication Alternatives & Finding Your Tribe: Dr. Hallowell Answers Your ADHD Questions

S2 Ep 28: Prevention, Medication Alternatives & Finding Your Tribe: Dr. Hallowell Answers Your ADHD Questions

How can I find my tribe and/or what I’m good at? What are some medication alternatives for my child? How do we reframe the conversation so prevention is the treatment?

In this episode Dr. Hallowell takes some time to address a few of the ADHD questions he’s received recently from listeners.

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or the Distraction team please send an email to [email protected]. We especially love it when our listeners record their question on their phone and email it to us as an audio file! Or if you prefer, you can leave your question in a voice mail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. Please be sure to speak clearly and leave your name and phone number in case we need to reach out to you!

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S2 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

S2 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

Peter Shankman is a well known entrepreneur, author and host of the highly popular podcast, Faster than Normal. As you’ll hear in this episode, Peter truly is faster than normal, as he talks faster than anyone we’ve had on the show thus far! But for good reason– he’s got a ton to say about the positive side of ADHD!

He recently called in to Distraction to share a few stories with Dr. Hallowell, including the unbelievable tale of how he wrote his bestselling book Zombie Loyalists. It’s a highly unusual story that underscores the belief that people with ADHD can and should develop their own way of doing things. If you’d like to contact Peter, send an email to [email protected]

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Ep 36: We’ve Got Mail! Dr. H Tackles Your Questions

So many listeners have reached out with questions that we’re dedicating an entire episode to answering them! This week, Dr. Hallowell addresses your concerns about ADHD medications and diagnoses, focus problems, dealing with insecurities, organizational issues and more. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, record it on your smartphone with the voice memo app and email it to [email protected] and we might include it in a future episode!

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