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. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: additudemag.com/adhd-expert-webinars-index (look for the episode number). Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from conversations recorded via a computer or telephone, not in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additudemag.com/tag/webinar.

Episodes

April 16, 2024 61 mins

College prep looks different for teens with ADHD, who may lag behind in independent living skills and college readiness. Laura Barr, M.Ed., provides a clear roadmap for teens and parents, including milestones, practical steps, and launch and college timeline checklists.

College Prep for ADHD Brains: More Resources

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Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., explains what makes a relationship toxic and how to identify the signs, why adolescents with ADHD are at particularly high risk, and how to support teens through ending and recovering from an unhealthy relationship.

Teen Relationships: More Resources

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Interrupting conversations. Appearing not to listen. Revealing too much personal information. Making friends as an adult with ADHD is hard for all these reasons and more. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., explains how to overcome common social traps.

How to Make Friends as an Adult with ADHD: More Resources

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Black children and adults with ADHD are less likely to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment due to structural racism, socioeconomic inequalities, and stigma. Napoleon Higgins, M.D., explains how we can start addressing these racial disparities in health care.

Healthy Equity in ADHD: More Resources

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Despite being serious mental health conditions, and highly comorbid with ADHD, eating disorders often go undetected. Christine Peat, Ph.D., helps caregivers and others understand symptoms and treatments for different types of eating disorders.

Eating Disorders: More Resources

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Brandon Slade provides educators with the tools they need to teach crucial executive function (EF) skills. While EFs lag in many children with ADHD and learning differences, integrating EF support strategies will help all students in your classroom.

Executive Function Skills for Students: More Resources

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Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., highlights the behaviors linked to ADHD — procrastination, risk-taking, aiming for perfection, people-pleasing, etc. — that hold us back, and how to interrupt this self-defeating cycle with new habits that lift us up.

Self-Sabotage with ADHD: More Resources

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YouTube Powerhouse Jessica McCabe will discuss themes from her book, How to ADHD, including navigating a world not built for the neurodivergent brain, the economic cost of not treating ADHD, how she’s learned to pay attention to time, and more.

Living with ADHD: More Resources

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Caregivers in the "sandwich generation" face added demands and stress when managing ADHD in themselves, their children, and their aging parents. Danna McDonald, RMFT-SQ, RSW, shares strategies to address these challenges.

Sandwich Generation Stress: More Resources

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Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps young adults with ADHD, and their parents, understand the unique challenges of 'adulting' with ADHD, including treatment adherence/cessation, independent living skills, emotional wellness, and signs of risky behavior.

The Young Adult’s Guide to ADHD: More Resources

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Lotta Borg Skoglund, M.D., Ph.D., presents an overview of the special challenges facing girls with ADHD, from anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation from fluctuating hormones during puberty to unrlenting social expectations.

ADHD Symptoms in Girls: More Resources

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that takes hold during the dark winter months — and these “winter blues” are more common among people with ADHD. Learn about SAD symptoms and treatments from J.J. Sandra Kooij, M.D., Ph.D.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: More Resources:

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January 25, 2024 59 mins

Hope is the belief that our future can be better than our past—and that we can make that future a reality. Join Chan M. Hellman, Ph.D., to explore the science of hope, and learn how its core components can be used to achieve goals and regulate emotions.

A Hopeful New Year: More Resources:

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As Tracy Otsuka explains, typical approaches to getting things done often don’t work for ADHD brains. Learn how to recognize your strengths and use them to create customized strategies that resonate with who you already are.

New Year, New Habits: More Resources:

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Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D., discusses the role of estrogen in cognition; cognitive changes during the menstrual cycle, perimenopause, and menopause; the impact of menopause on ADHD; and more about the challenges of hormone fluctuation during the life cycle.

More Resources on Hormones & ADHD

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Exhaustion and anxiety are common byproducts of ADHD in females who are constantly juggling busy work and family schedules. Kate Moryoussef explains how to break the burnout cycle and harness self-awareness and self-compassion to live life on your terms.

More Resources on Preventing ADHD Burnout

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Up to 40 percent of children with ADHD also experience symptoms of cognitive disengagement syndrome (CDS). Learn about similarities and differences between CDS and ADHD, as well as evidence-based treatments, from Joseph Fredrick, Ph.D.

Free Resources on Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome and ADHD:

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Historically, parenting leaned heavily on punitive approaches. But, as Caroline Mendel, Psy.D., shares, research indicates that balancing warmth with limit-setting is important to raising well-adjusted children, especially when a child is neurodivergent.

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James Morton, Ph.D., presents research on the gut-brain axis that's shedding light on the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and describes current efforts in developing microbiome-based therapies.

Free Resources on the Human Microbiome and Autism:

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ADHD makes it harder to convert intentions into actions. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, outlines a more useful way of thinking about executive functions that involves tweaking your environment, choosing the right tools, and other ways to externalize EFs.

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