S3 Ep 29: My Doctor Doesn’t Understand ADHD

S3 Ep 29: My Doctor Doesn’t Understand ADHD

Getting an ADHD diagnosis can be difficult outside the U.S. as you’ll hear in this episode. Dr. Hallowell speaks with a listener named Lena, who lives in Germany and has had difficulty getting her doctor to understand the condition. She turned to Distraction for advice. 

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S3 Mini 28: Do You Know What Today Is?

S3 Mini 28: Do You Know What Today Is?

It seems like there’s a “National ____ Day” for just about everything, and today is no different! Dr. H fills listeners in on what some people celebrate on April 4th in this lighthearted mini. Note: We’ve never heard of this day either!!

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S3 Ep 28: Risk of Addiction Is Real with ADHD

S3 Ep 28: Risk of Addiction Is Real with ADHD

Those with ADHD are 5 to 10 times more likely to develop an addiction to a chemical substance or to an activity, or both. ADHD coach and advanced practice nurse, Kristin Seymour, joins Dr. H to discuss the very real issue of ADHD and addiction in young people. Kristin specializes in treating adolescent boys and has seen firsthand the devastating consequences that vaping, opiods and other substances can have on young lives. 

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S3 Mini 27: Scientific Proof That ADHD Brains Are More Creative

S3 Mini 27: Scientific Proof That ADHD Brains Are More Creative

A study at the University of Michigan has shown that people with ADHD have a higher level of creativity which could make them a valuable asset in fields that value innovative and nontraditional approaches. Dr. Hallowell explains. 

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S3 Ep 27: Yes You Can Just Do It!

S3 Ep 27: Yes You Can Just Do It!

Allison Hausman had an idea and she went for it. She joins Ned to talk about the podcast project she conceived of and created, and provides some inspiration for our listeners who need a little push to get started on their own projects. As Allison says in this episode, “Keeping up the energy (to work on your project) is a choice. No one’s going to do it unless you do.” 

Allison’s project: The Pledge Podcast

Allison’s email: [email protected]

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S3 Mini 26: Managing Kids’ Meds & Understanding An Impulsive Partner

S3 Mini 26: Managing Kids’ Meds & Understanding An Impulsive Partner

Dr. Hallowell answers a couple of questions we’ve received from listeners in recent weeks. The first is a question from a parent about managing their child’s ADHD medication and another listeners asks about their spouse’s impulsive behaviors. 

Tim Wilens’ book: Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids

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S3 Ep 26: The Big Things You Need to Think About as You Get Older

S3 Ep 26: The Big Things You Need to Think About as You Get Older

Making good financial and other life decisions can become more difficult as a person grows older, gets sick, or for a variety of other reasons. Chris Heye of Whealthcare Planning joins Ned to talk about the four big challenges of aging and what individuals, caretakers and loved ones should be on the lookout for when assessing someone’s decision making ability. Chris’ company offers tools for individuals and financial advisers for behavioral assessment and future planning, and helps people avoid financial scams and exploitation as they age. 

Access the tools mentioned in this episode HERE.

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Balancing School and Social Life with How to ADHD and Landmark College

Balancing School and Social Life with How to ADHD and Landmark College

One of our favorite ADHDers, Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD, joins Ned to talk about how to balance school life with your social life, because they are equally important! In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Jessica and Dr. H discuss tips and techniques for prioritizing these two aspects of life. 

Emotional First Aid (the book Jessica recommends in this episode) 

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S3 Mini 25: Managing Multiple Diagnoses

S3 Mini 25: Managing Multiple Diagnoses

Roughly 80 percent of those with ADHD are diagnosed with at least one other psychiatric disorder sometime during their life. The most common are learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, according to ADDitude Magazine. So what do you treat first? Dr. Hallowell tackles this question in today’s mini.

And thanks to Distraction listener Latrisha for asking this question in an email she sent us recently. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea email us a note or record a voice memo and send it to [email protected]

Landmark College’s Institute for Research and Training is hosting their annual Summer Institute for Educators June 24-26, 2019. Learn more and/or register for this event HERE

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S3 Ep 25: Using Essential Oils for Anxiety, Depression and More

S3 Ep 25: Using Essential Oils for Anxiety, Depression and More

Essential oils seem to be ubiquitous these days, but some of us know very little about them or their health benefits. Dr. Eric Zielinsk, or Dr. Z as he’s known, shares a ton of knowledge with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways essential oils can be beneficial, as well as practical information on how to get started using them for things like weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia and so much more! As Dr. Z puts it, essential oils are nature’s original medicine. 

Dr. Z’s book: The Healing Power of Essential Oils

Dr. Z’s website: Natural Living Family

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S3 Mini 24: Breaking the Bad Habit of Lying

S3 Mini 24: Breaking the Bad Habit of Lying

Lying is a common problem for those with ADHD and there are strategies you can use to work past it. In this mini Ned responds to  concerned mom who reached out about her 11-year old son who is struggling with telling the truth. She’s tried various forms of punishment with little success and is concerned about her son ruining future opportunities and relationships because of the lying. Dr. Hallowell shares some insights and suggestions for our listener, along with a healthy dose of optimism too. 

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S3 Ep24: Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom

S3 Ep24: Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom

Stress, anxiety and depression can affect everyone in our society, from the youngest to the oldest. Our guest today offers ways to break free from these feelings and move past them in her new book, Goodbye Anxiety Hello Freedom. Author Stephanie Dalfonzo shares many different techniques with our listeners for overcoming anxiety and building resilience. As Stephanie says, some of the tools are deceptively easy– but don’t let their simplicity fool you. It’s these simple shifts that create lasting changes!

Download 5 tips from Stephanie’s book: 5 Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

Stephanie Dalfonzo’s Website:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/ 

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