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.

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S2 Mini 43: New, Non-Pharmaceutical Help for Anxiety & Insomnia

S2 Mini 43: New, Non-Pharmaceutical Help for Anxiety & Insomnia

There’s a new way people are getting relief from anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain that doesn’t require taking a pill. It’s called Alpha-Stim and Dr. Hallowell has seen promising results with his patients who’ve tried it. Listen and learn about this non-invasive treatment that provides quick and safe relief of symptoms without medication.

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S2 Ep 43: Anger, Alcohol, Meds & More: Listener Questions Answered

S2 Ep 43: Anger, Alcohol, Meds & More: Listener Questions Answered

Dr. Hallowell addresses some of the most recent questions we’ve received from our listeners. Topics discussed include medication issues, anger and alcohol, workplace accommodations, and how ADHD is viewed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

We’d like to send a big thank you to those listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question that you’d like addressed in a future show, email it to [email protected] or call 844-55-CONNECT and leave us a message!

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S2 Mini 42: Give Yourself A Little Credit

S2 Mini 42: Give Yourself A Little Credit

A recent New York Times article about the gender pay gap got Dr. Hallowell thinking about his own personality traits and wondering if he would be richer, more well-known and more successful if he were less agreeable in life.  Ultimately, Dr. H wouldn’t change who he is and instead suggests, “Take stock of who you are naturally and try to look kindly on that.” Listen to his words of wisdom and think about the good ways you apply yourself every day.

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S2 Ep 42: Willpower Doesn’t Work

S2 Ep 42: Willpower Doesn’t Work

Benjamin Hardy believes people can change in both big and small ways, but not how they’ve traditionally been taught. He thinks that “you are who you are because of your environment.” If you want to change, Ben says, you need to change your environment. Listen as he talks about why this is true, how people always learn to adapt, even in the worst environments, and his new book that was just released today, Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

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S2 Mini 41: A Sneak Preview of Ned’s New Book

S2 Mini 41: A Sneak Preview of Ned’s New Book

Dr. Hallowell’s 20th book, Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist, will be released this June. It’s unlike any book he’s written before, because this one tells the story of his own upbringing. It was a childhood that was filled with trauma, but lots of love and laughter too. Listen as Dr. Hallowell reads a few passages from his soon-to-be-released memoir.

To pre-order your copy of Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, CLICK HERE. Read the first chapter for free HERE.

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S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

Master storyteller Brad Meltzer has been a published writer for 20 years. In that time he’s come to realize that, “Every life makes history. Every life is a story.” In this very special episode the bestselling thriller and mystery writer talks about how he persisted even after receiving 24 rejection letters for his first book, and why he believes that ordinary people can change the world.

Brad’s latest thriller, The Escape Artist, comes out March 6th.

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Brain Care Basics from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Brain Care Basics from How to ADHD & Landmark College

Jessica McCabe has researched the best ways to take care of your brain and this week she shares her insights with Distraction listeners. In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, the How to ADHD host talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the different things you should be doing to ensure your body and mind are at peak performance.

And as Jessica says in this episode, don’t beat yourself up if you’re not doing all the things you should be doing. A good way to start moving toward self-care is to track your activities and symptoms and start with one small change. Take a listen to this special episode for more about this and other great ideas from the YouTube star!

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S2 Ep 40: Women and ADHD Q&A Part 2

S2 Ep 40: Women and ADHD Q&A Part 2

This week we continue the discussion on women’s issues related to ADHD. Terry Matlen, ACSW, returns to answer more questions from our female listeners. In this episode, she and Dr. Hallowell address topics like diagnosis, depression, migraines, estrogen levels, executive function, chemotherapy, and heightened sensitivities.

A special thank you to those of you who sent in questions! If you have a question, comment or show idea please send it to [email protected].

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The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen

Survival Tips for Women with ADHD by Terry Matlen

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S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

Dr. Hallowell opens up about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to patients. In his case, the “something new” is learning how to use Facebook live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals in this mini episode, he’s definitely hit a few bumps along the way! Listen as he talks about why it’s important (and good for you) to try new things, even when they’re hard.

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S2 Ep 39: Women and ADHD Q&A

S2 Ep 39: Women and ADHD Q&A

Women and girls with ADHD face a number of unique issues in dealing with their “race car brains.” In this episode Terry Matlen, ACSW, who specializes in helping women with ADHD, joins Dr. Hallowell to answer questions from our female listeners. Topics  include pregnancy and medication, hormones, exercise, toxic relationships, social isolation and much more.

A special thank you to our listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question or show idea please send it to [email protected].

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