ADHD Experts Podcast

ADHD Experts Podcast

Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additude.com/tag/webinar... Show More

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June 29, 2020 61 min

Learn about the interplay between ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety (which has peaked for many these past months); coping strategies during these unprecedented times; and how to achieve a resilient mindset from J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

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COVID-related stress, disruptions to routines, and spending SO much time together have strained many ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov offers guidance as you move into the next phase of your lives together.

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The last four months have been challenging enough — learning at home, missing friends — and now summer is here. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide.

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Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with attention deficit disorder. Mark Stein, Ph.D., discusses the impact of poor sleep on ADHD throughout the lifespan, plus strategies for treatment.

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Rick Green, a TV writer & comedian explains how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how the world views people with the condition.

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Pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.

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What women with ADHD don't need during a pandemic? The pressure of internalized messages about being and doing "enough." Michelle Frank, Psy.D., reminds us that we don't need to be perfectly productive or organize our garages under quarantine.

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Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, & Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., teach practical strategies for helping children with SPD with grooming, dressing, and more at home, plus on-the-spot interventions for settings like the playground or birthday parties.

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Wasn't life already challenging enough for folks with ADHD? But could this ‘Global Pause’ actually afford a rare opportunity? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., on how to weather the current situation — and redefine what you would like your new "normal" to look like.

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Teen boys with ADHD lag behind peers cognitively and socially while grappling with greater challenges at school and home and increased risk-taking behaviors due to rising testosterone levels. Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., helps you support your son through this time.

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Your morning routine is broken — and exhausting. Your child with ADHD wakes up grumpy or groggy, and you need to nag nag nag to get through the daily list of tasks. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., solves listeners' specific A.M. trouble spots.

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The pandemic is seeping into every nook and cranny of our ADHD lives, disrupting our carefully crafted routines — and creating anxiety and worry like never before. Ned Hallowell, M.D. shares strategies for managing fears, avoiding loneliness, and staying positive.

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There isn't a more agonizing decision than the one to medicate your child with ADHD. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses how to come to peace with your decision and explain it to your child and others (if you choose to).

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Whether they have a wide circle or a few close friends, teens are social creatures. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., discusses the impacts of social distancing on adolescents with ADHD, particularly when comorbid depression or anxiety are part of the picture.

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Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why ADHD makes it harder to diligently follow good habits, like getting enough sleep, exercising, and treating other medical conditions, and shares strategies that will help you stick with a healthier lifestyle.

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Got an impulsive teen who's chafing against stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, or may even be sneaking out to see friends? Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., helps parents explain and enforce social distancing and maintain harmony at home.

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Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett covers a range of pressing topics for parents of teens with ADHD, including a total lack of motivation to do schoolwork at home, the loss of a daily routine, managing constant distractions from siblings and screens, and more.

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Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., revisits some of the most important topics asked by listeners in the Feb. 26, 2020 webinar on cannabis use in teens and adults with ADHD, and answers additional questions submitted by listeners.

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Understanding the ADHD brain and how it affects social skills can decrease the shame and increase opportunities for meaningful connection. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., presents research-based strategies for improving your people skills.

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Your child's school has canceled classes, and you are worried about an academic freefall and/or having to play the homework police all day — while working from home. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., helps parents learn how to structure this unstructured time.

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