Answers to Your ADHD Questions

Answers to Your ADHD Questions

It’s the ADHD call-in show! Dr. Hallowell is joined by his longtime co-author Dr. John Ratey, and together they talk to listeners. Nothing is off limits, including medication, alternative treatments, coping with day-to-day challenges and more.

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org.

This episode was originally released in July of 2016.

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Engaging ADHD Brains vs. Neurotypical Brains

Engaging ADHD Brains vs. Neurotypical Brains

Dr. Ned Hallowell responds to a listener who asks about how neurotypical brains, or “normal brains” get engaged with an idea, versus those with neurodiverse brains, like people with ADHD.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at lcdistraction.org

This episode was originally released in November 2018. 

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Lifting the Fog of ADHD

Lifting the Fog of ADHD

Kristin Seymour overcame many obstacles on the way to accomplishing her goals. She stole a car as an undergraduate college student and tested her parent’s patience on many occasions before being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19.

Kristin is now a successful Advanced Practice Nurse and wrote The Fog Lifted about her journey. She joined Dr. Hallowell in the studio in 2017 to talk about the ups and downs of her life, and how she came to realize that having ADHD is one of her biggest assets. Kristin once saved a man’s life on an airplane thanks to her ADHD strengths! 

The Fog Lifted A Clinician’s Victorious Journey With ADHD by Kristin Seymour on Amazon

Inquire about Kristin Seymour’s ADHD Resource Binder on her WEBSITE.

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This episode was originally released in October 2017. 

 

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The Increased Risk of Addiction When You Have ADHD

The Increased Risk of Addiction When You Have ADHD

Those with ADHD are at a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, by as much as 5-10% depending on the study. Dr. Hallowell offers some tips on what to look for and how to avoid addiction from the start.

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This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the school of choice for students who learn differently HERE

This episode was originally released in February of 2019.

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What We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

What We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

The Olympic Games may be over, but we’re still feeling the excitement of the past few weeks. So that’s why we’re re-sharing this conversation with 3-time Olympic gymnast and gold medal winner, Muriel Grossfeld, from our very first season. Ms. Grossfeld talked about her experience and what it takes to be an elite-level athlete. This episode also features a conversation with the author of The ADHD Affected Athlete about how ADHD actually helps people excel in certain sports. 

This episode was originally released in August 2016. Sadly, Ms. Grossfeld passed away in January of 2021 at the age of 80. 

https://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Affected-Athlete-Michael-Stabeno/dp/1412032423

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Diagnosing, Medicating and Talking About Your ADHD

Diagnosing, Medicating and Talking About Your ADHD

What does it mean when you’re one symptom short of an ADHD diagnosis? Does that mean you don’t have it? Dr. H answers this and other listener questions including the difference between short-acting and long-acting medications, how to explain ADHD to family members, and what to do when your child doesn’t like their doctor. Our producer, Sarah Guertin, joins Ned in this episode to read him your questions!

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Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin and recorded and mixed by Scott Persson. It was originally released in October 2020.

Season 6 is coming in August! 

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The Impact of ADHD on Marriage

The Impact of ADHD on Marriage

Marriage is never easy, but it’s even harder when one or both partners have ADHD! Meygan and Casey Caston say they are the least likely couple to succeed in marriage. Not only does Casey have ADHD, but between them their parents have been married a dozen times, so instability was a theme in their youth. They’ve had their share of screaming matches, name calling and threatening divorce, but luckily discovered tools and resources to help them become better spouses, as they now have a loving and thriving relationship. And they’re helping thousands of other couples achieve the same results! 

Meygan and Casey Caston’s website: Marriage 365

This episode was originally released in October 2017. Season 6 is coming in August!

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Helping Athletic Coaches Understand ADHD Kids

Helping Athletic Coaches Understand ADHD Kids

Own Beat Athlete is an organization that aims to help soccer, baseball, football and other coaches better understand neurodivergent kids, like those with ADHD. As a former coach and mother to a son with ADHD and dyslexia, Susan Stout saw that many coaches of young athletes didn’t understand ADHD, resulting in seasons filled with frustration and anxiety for both the coaches and the young athletes. Susan decided to create Own Beat Athlete to reduce the struggle between coaches and players, as she tells Ned in this episode. 

Own Beat Athlete

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This episode was originally released in April 2019.

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Q&A: Why Do I Feel Shame When Talking About My ADHD?

Q&A: Why Do I Feel Shame When Talking About My ADHD?

Pamela was recently diagnosed with combined-type ADHD at the age of 43. She’s thrilled to finally have a name for what she’s experienced all of her life, but reaches out to ask why she feels shame and guilt when talking about her diagnosis with friends and family.

Ned offers advice to help Pamela move past her feelings and embrace the positive qualities she possesses. Which includes being an excellent cake baker! 

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Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. This episode was originally released in March 2021. 

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3 Ways to Feel Less Busy

3 Ways to Feel Less Busy

Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it’s time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by an article from DailyGood.org.  

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

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This episode was originally released in January 2018. 

 

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Strengthen Your Cerebellum to Improve ADHD Symptoms

Strengthen Your Cerebellum to Improve ADHD Symptoms

Dr. John Ratey joins Ned to share the latest research on how underdeveloped cerebellums affect executive functions like regulating emotions and staying focused. They discuss Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann’s Dysmetria of Thought theory, and share specific ways those with ADHD can build up this part of their brain. 

Learn more about Dr. John Ratey HERE

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Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

This episode was originally released October 2020. 

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