Refocused, A Podcast All About ADHD

Refocused, A Podcast All About ADHD

Lindsay Guentzel was almost 35 years old when she was diagnosed with ADHD. It turned out to be the answer she didn't know she was looking for. The journalist and mental health advocate has teamed up with ADHD Online to explore the often misunderstood world of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Discover tools and mindset shifts to help you start living your best life. Those old, outdated assumptions about ADHD? Refocused with Lindsay Guentzel is changing that narrative. Those stigmas have held us back for long enough. It's time to refocus our energy and we hope you'll join us. Want to join the conversation? Email the show directly at or chat with Lindsay on social media @lindsayguentzel.


June 5, 2023 58 mins

Happy Pride Month!

On today’s show, we revisit our conversation with Dylan Alter, an advocate for ADHD awareness and the founder of, a community that supports adults who are LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse. Dylan shares their personal journey, starting from a decade-long struggle with depression to finally being diagnosed with ADHD. They discuss how ADHD intersects with the queer experience, highlig...

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How can we raise kids that are independent, confident, kind, empathetic and happy? By talking to them. Sounds easy, right? 

According to Rebecca Rolland, it can be -- as long as we use the right kind of talk. Rebecca is a speech pathologist and Harvard lecturer but it's her role as a mother of two that led her to write The Art of Talking to Children. In her book, Rebecca introduces the concept of rich talk and explains how it can b...

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What difficulties might children with ADHD experience in sports? Are some sports better for kids with ADHD? Are individual or group sports a better fit? We're diving into the role that sports and athletics can play in the life of a neurodiverse person with Michael Shipper. If you are in the midst of signing your kids up for all of the summer activities, this is one you won't want to miss. And if you don't have kids, I ...

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Michael A. Cohen is a columnist for MSNBC, a fellow for the Eurasia Group Foundation and is the publisher of the newsletter Truth and Consequences. He also has ADHD and is one of the many Americans who has struggled to fill his Adderall prescription over the last few years.

On April 29th, he published the opinion piece, "The Adderall Shortage is the Mental Health Crisis No One's Talking About" on The Daily...

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Does exercise help with ADHD symptoms? How important are consistency and personal accountability in exercise? How do I stay motivated to exercise as a neurodiverse person? Alli Cost, MS, OTR-L, joins the podcast to answer these questions and provide additional insight into how to live your life without pain. Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve your performance, a desk worker looking to relieve tension, or some...

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What does it mean to be at capacity? After the last five months, Refocused host Lindsay Guentzel is there -- but if she's honest, she's probably been living at capacity for years. And that's an incredibly difficult place for a person with ADHD to be. 

Today's episode is full of honesty, some very exciting news and some oversharing, for sure. It's not how the Refocused team wanted to highlight Mental Health...

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Did you know that a problem accurately processing sound is often mistaken for an attention problem? What Is the Relationship Between ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? Who diagnoses APD? Is APD genetic? For those who may not be familiar with APD, of all the processing disorders, this one is most often missed or misdiagnosed. Dr. Melissa Karp, Au.D., and Lindsay discuss how hearing and processing sounds are in...

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Is Object Permanence a symptom of ADHD? Are Object Permanence and “Out of sight, out of mind” the same thing? Did you know that Object Permanence is not a recognized medical condition or a symptom of ADHD? What does Donald Trump have to do with any of this? These questions, and more, are answered in this episode with Dr. John Kruse: Neuroscientist, Psychiatrist, and Author. We'll be discussing ADHD and object permanenc...

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Does ADHD cause sleeping problems? Should adults get recess like school kids? Did you know that 70% of people with ADHD have some type of sleep problem? This includes problems that are behavioral, medical, and neurological. In this episode of Refocused, we continue our discussion with two sleep experts, Dr. Stephen Lange and Dr. Sanford Auerbach. This week's focus is on sleep problems, sleep architecture, sleep hygiene...

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April 13, 2023 11 mins

Hey! We're talking about sleep and we want to hear from you!

Share your thoughts on ADHD and sleep with us -- your stories and experiences -- and we'll share them on episode 76, coming out Monday, April 17th.

It's super easy. Record yourself on your phone. Tell us your name, where you live and then just start talking. If you make a mistake, don't worry about starting over! We'll make you sound amazing, we promise!

Once you are done...

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Right now on Refocused, we’re talking all about sleep, the science behind it and why it is so important for us.


What does it take to get good sleep? What happens while we are sleeping? What obstacles are we up against when it comes to having good sleep hygiene? How does life and the changes we’ve seen as humans play a role in our sleep patterns?


We’re diving into all of that with two sleep...

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Lindsay hosted a panel on Mental Health & the Entrepreneur at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 10th, 2023. Panel guests included:

Zach Booker, CEO and co-founder of Mentavi Health and ADHD Online

Keith Brophy, Chief Operating Officer of Mentavi Health and ADHD Online

Andrea (dre) Wallace, Founder of Opnr

Keith Chaney, CEO and co-founder of Peadbo


Listen to t...

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Join Lindsay Guentzel as she welcomes Misha Nicholas to the podcast. In this episode she shares her ADHD story and finding her inner child. To Misha, whatever happens to you in your childhood manifests in your adulthood and if you don’t get that treated you will walk around broken. I think you will really enjoy listening to Misha’s infectious energy and passion as she shares her diagnosis, how she is more than just thi...

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Hey guys! It's Lindsay. I'm back in Minnesota and gearing up to start treatment for this lil babe of an autoimmune disorder but I wanted to make sure I sat down for a little post-Austin catch-up to catch you all up on what's been happening over the last couple of months.

That includes: the back story on how I found myself on stage moderating a panel at SXSW last week, what it was the traveling with all of the 'ish I've been dealing...

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March 13, 2023 58 mins

Today we are re-airing our January 30th episode, Episode 64: ADHD and Finding Organizational Peace of Mind in 2023. Lisa Woodruff dives into executive function, organization, and finding your own path to peace of mind in 2023. Our host, Lindsay Guentzel, will also give an update from SXSW in Austin, TX about her health journey over the last couple of months.


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Four episodes on ADHD and relationships with Melissa Orlov wasn't enough so we've got an encore for you with our Part 5 Reunion Show -- kicking off with a conversation about therapy and ADHD and what patients and providers need to know about working with ADHD-impacted couples.

Then journalist Sarah Gelbard shares her observations from her role as researcher for our interview with Melissa. What stood out to...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week is underway and today’s show is our commitment to supporting the incredible work being done to raise awareness on the impact disordered eating can have, both for our ADHD community and society as a whole.

I’ll just be upfront here, this episode does not focus entirely on ADHD and eating disorders. Instead, our team made the decision to look at how eating disorders impact our...

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We are wrapping up the month of love with another great episode with ADHD relationship expert Melissa Orlov, diving into everything from the power of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, post-retirement ADHD symptom concerns, the ADHD Power Couple – Impulsivity and Distractibility and the importance of sleep hygiene in supporting ADHD-impacted couples. 

Tune in now to learn more about ADHD and impulsivity from Melissa Orlov!


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Dealing with emotions can feel like a full-time job for a person with ADHD — and it can be incredibly confusing for the neurotypical people in our lives! Especially our partners.


On today’s episode, Lindsay dives into the power that emotions can hold in an ADHD-impacted relationship with ADHD relationship expert Melissa Orlov. Melissa talks about the intensity of anger, shame and self-esteem and how the ...

Understanding your partner is one of the most important parts of having a healthy, fulfilling relationship. But without ADHD resources available, ADHD-impacted relationships are challenged every single day and the unfortunate reality is this often leads couples to separate or divorce.


Today’s episode is the continuation of our conversation with Melissa Orlov on how awareness and self-acceptance of ADHD c...

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