How ADHD Affects Emotions

How ADHD Affects Emotions

Regulating your emotions can be especially difficult when you have ADHD. Intense feelings of vulnerability and insecurity, or being sensitive to rejection can make life even more difficult for those with race car brains and bicycle brakes. This week, Dr. H answers questions from listeners about how to manage these intense emotions and reactions, and why people with ADHD are more likely to have trouble with emotional dysregulation.

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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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Boost Brainpower By Blending Creativity and Difficulty

Boost Brainpower By Blending Creativity and Difficulty

Finding a creative outlet with the right amount of difficulty is a key component for success and happiness in life. This week, Dr. H speaks with Will Quie, a sophomore at Oberlin College in Ohio who also happens to be a phenomenal guitar player and fellow ADHDer. They talk about the importance of creativity and finding the “right level of difficult” to engage your brain, as well as the regular adjustments Will makes to give his neurodivergent brain what it needs. 

Hear more about Will and his experience from his mom’s perspective in an episode we aired a few weeks ago: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD.

Got a question or comment? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it 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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Landmark College Sponsored: Getting From “To Do” to Done! with How to ADHD

Landmark College Sponsored: Getting From “To Do” to Done! with How to ADHD

Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD talks about the chasm between knowing what you need to do and actually doing it, in this special episode brought to you by Landmark College. Listen for Jessica’s tips on how to “bridge the motivation gap” and get your brain engaged!

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it 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. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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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.

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it 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. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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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. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support Distraction by clicking HERE to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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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.

What should we do an episode on next? Send an email or voice memo with your thoughts 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. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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S3 Mini9: How Different Brains Get Engaged

S3 Mini9: How Different Brains Get Engaged

Dr. H 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.

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell email it to [email protected] or leave a voice message by calling 844-55-CONNECT.

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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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Mini 33: Some Students Need Specialized Schools

A traditional classroom isn’t always the best place for a child with learning differences. That’s why schools like Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT are so important. In this mini, Ned explores how specialized schools work to address each child’s specific educational needs and help them become successful learners.

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Ep 33: Marijuana: Legalize It?

With the election just days away, Dr. Hallowell spoke to leaders on both sides of the marijuana debate to get a clearer picture of what’s at stake. Keith Stroup, the founder of NORML, and Jennifer Tejada, the Chief of Police for Emeryville, California, weigh-in with their thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. 

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Bonus Mini: FAQs About ADHD

ADHD Awareness Month is almost over but we had to share one more mini episode! In this bonus show, Dr. Hallowell answers some of the most frequently asked questions he gets about ADHD. From treatment options to medications and more, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of the condition after listening to this episode. 

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Mini 32: Dr. H on His ADHD & Shocking Med School Moment!

For Dr. Hallowell, having ADHD means anything “boring” can feel like a medical emergency. In fact, you’ll never believe what he did back in medical school to escape one “boring dinner” with classmates and professors.

It’s a mini Distraction, but it’s extra special so it’s a little longer than usual!

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it or record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to [email protected]. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT.

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