Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

College student and fellow ADHDer, Andrew Ewald, opens up to Dr. H about his struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder (and how he’s overcoming them) in this frank conversation about the ups and downs of living with mental health problems. Listen as our host shares some of his own struggles as well.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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3 Tips To Avoid Avoidance

3 Tips To Avoid Avoidance

If you have an inbox full of unopened emails or a phone filled with a slew of unanswered voicemails, you are definitely not alone! But you can do something about it. Dr. H offers up three concrete ways to deal with whatever you’ve been putting off in this week’s mini Distraction.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Finding the Right Career for Your ADHD Brain

Finding the Right Career for Your ADHD Brain

As many listeners know, “find the right career” is one of Dr. Hallowell’s mantras for those with ADHD. Well, there’s actually a place that exists to help you do that! Rick Fiery of Inventive Labs joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the space he’s created where those with ADHD can discover their talents and find the right career.

Watch Rick’s Tedx Talk mentioned in this episode HERE.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Learn How to Reduce Stress by Doing Nothing

Learn How to Reduce Stress by Doing Nothing

Having ADHD can make life stressful, so “niksen” might be just what you need to calm frayed nerves. Ned explains the Dutch art of doing nothing, and why you should practice it on a regular basis.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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ADHD Q and A with Ned

ADHD Q and A with Ned

This week Dr. H answers listener questions about OCD, depression, anxiety, and self-worth as they relate to ADHD.

A special shout out to listener, Carrie Poppy, for recording and emailing her question from today’s episode as a voice memo! Thanks, Carrie! To hear your voice in a future episode, please record your question as a voice memo and send it to [email protected].

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The Upside of ADHD

The Upside of ADHD

An ADHD diagnosis can mean good things! Of course it’s not easy, but when you learn how to turn your ADHD traits into advantages, having the condition is an asset! “The upside can be nothing less than spectacular,” says Dr. H!

What are the positive aspects of ADHD? Send us your thoughts! Write them down or record a voice memo and email [email protected]

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD

Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD

Raising a child with ADHD can be heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, as child psychologist, Dr. Katherine Quie, details in this conversation with Ned. She shares stories about the challenges of her son’s ADHD journey, his natural abilities as a musician, and the surprising memoir that resulted, Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD.

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The Downsides of Untreated ADHD

The Downsides of Untreated ADHD

If you don’t deal with your ADHD then you could be setting yourself up for a lifetime of negative consequences, as Dr. H details in this week’s mini episode.

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Learn about ADHD myths vs. facts in this Distraction episode from Season 2!

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World

Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World

Current statistics suggest that the average American engages with screens 10+ hours a day, and while the effects differ at each point of development, real changes to the brain, relationships, and personal lives are well documented. Our guest today, Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., offers tips and advice on how we can better use technology and break away from the bad habits we’ve formed.  

To learn more about Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee click HERE. To get a copy of her book, deviced!: balancing life and technology in a digital world, click HERE.

Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to [email protected].

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Ned’s Ode to Autumn

Ned’s Ode to Autumn

Take a few moments to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds us, as Dr. H eloquently shares his thoughts on the colors, the crispness and clarity that this season brings. 

Click HERE to listen to a reciting of John Keats’ poem, To Autumn, mentioned in this episode. 

What does autumn mean to you? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to [email protected].

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Distraction takes a slight detour this week for a conversation about the issues many people face when trying to build a family. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways her organization helps people create the families they desire, and how diagnoses of learning disabilities in children can be even more stressful for parents who already struggled to start a family in the first place.

Check out The Center for Family Building in NYC.

Email Lisa at [email protected] for a free TIP-TOP book as mentioned at the end of this episode! 

Dr. Hallowell and Lisa’s ADHD and Adopted Children eBook can be found HERE.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine website can be found HERE.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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The Secret to Getting What You Want (from Someone)

The Secret to Getting What You Want (from Someone)

If you’ve ever wanted someone to do something for you but weren’t sure how to make it happen, Dr. Hallowell has advice for you. In this mini episode he responds to a listener who asks for help in dealing with her child’s teacher, but his thoughts are applicable to many situations in life. 

What do you think? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts on this episode to [email protected].

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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