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Author: ADDitude

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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: (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 telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at:
357 Episodes
After a year+ of minimal individualized instruction and virtual learning fatigue, you may worry about helping your child retain academic skills while feeling pressure to plan summer fun. Ann Dolin M.Ed., guides parents in striking the right balance.
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., describes his work with high-IQ individuals who excelled early in school, but struggled academically and socially later in life. Many had unrecognized ADHD and autism, including signs formerly associated with Asperger syndrome.
Picky (and unhealthy) eating is common in kids with ADHD — whether due to sensory issues, medication side effects, or a feeding disorder. Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND, helps us recognize causes of "picky eating" and shares healthy eating strategies.
Benjamin E. Yerys, Ph.D., shares the latest research about co-occurring ADHD and autism, the best strategies for diagnosis, the most effective treatments, and future directions to support adults diagnosed with both conditions.
Difficult behaviors may be a child's way of telling us something isn’t working for them: They are confused, tired, or afraid. Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT, can help you understand your child's behavior and increase their self-esteem & your own joy in parenting.
Inequities in ADHD care for Black and Latinx children can lead to long-term negative impacts on health and education. Tumaini Rucker Coker, M.D., MBA, leads clinicians and professionals in exploring ways to recognize and reduce these disparities.
Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D., discusses the prevalence and types of sleep problems in youth with ADHD, explains how poor sleep may further impair daily functioning, and shares cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve your child's sleep.
For children with ADHD, the executive functioning challenges or emotional dysregulation that come with ADHD may further complicate gender exploration or transition. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., & Julie Mencher, MSW, guide parents in offering the right support.
Children and adults with ODD are neurologically hardwired to oppose anyone they perceive as telling them what to do, which leads to lives filled with conflict. William Dodson, M.D., explains how this condition overlaps with ADHD, and how to treat both.
Our understanding of ADHD has evolved. Based on 30 years of working with patients, Ned Hallowell, M.D., and John Ratey, M.D., provide new strategies and lifestyle hacks designed to minimize the downsides and emphasize the benefits of ADHD.
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., and Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, explain why so many with ADHD are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, how to differentiate the emotional dysregulation of ADHD from bipolar disorder, and treatment options for both conditions.
Parents raising children with ADHD need discipline approaches that go beyond shouting and punishment. David Anderson, Ph.D., shares productive, practical strategies to improve communication and handle today’s meltdowns, defiance, and strong emotions.
Russell Barkley, Ph.D., shares important principles — culled from the latest research and his work with thousands of families — for improving behavior and communication and providing the unwavering support children with ADHD need.
David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, discusses the symptoms and daily impairments associated with ADHD in older adults, medical issues to consider when investigating cognitive symptoms, the benefits ADHD medication may or may not provide, and more.
Learn about the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the differences between OCD and ADHD, how either condition can be misdiagnosed as the other, and recommended treatments from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Brendan Mahan, Ed.D., M.S., discusses how ADHD, anxiety, and adolescence affect emotions, and shares proven strategies for teaching teens how to manage anger, frustration, and other dysregulated emotions at home.
Many adults with ADHD are sleeping later, staying up later, exercising less, and getting less done because the pandemic has robbed us of clues for "when" to do things. Linda Walker, PCC, helps us learn how to combat time blindness and structure our days.
Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., explains how language and learning disabilities overlap with ADHD and affect social skills, how to find a professional who can help with these challenges, and how to support children with slow processing speed at home and at school.
Linda Roggli, PCC, takes us through a step-by-step process to shake off the confusion, anxiety, and stress of 2020 and reset our ADHD lives. Learn how to edit out mental chatter and physical clutter and simplify instead of "complexify."
John Mitchell, Ph.D., explains why pandemic distress can take an especially serious toll on adults with ADHD, shares the latest research on the benefits of mindfulness, and teaches meditation strategies to help manage anxiety.
Comments (27)

Bryan Allen Smith

I have ADHD and some of the advice here would have completely sabotaged my life so I’m warning against this episode. For example using screens so much as a way to make the parents life’s easier instead of finding better solutions. It works in the short run but it’s like crack cocaine for me and I’m desperately trying to get a handle of my screen addiction as an adult. Check out Dr Gerry Chapmans (Famous for the 5 love languages) newest book about kids and screens. And I can continue but I just say that there are so many other good episodes that I just ask you to skip this one

Feb 1st

Tom Arnott

Sort the audio its fucking unlistenable

Jan 27th

Cheyenne Christine Naegler

The guest mentions slides. Is there somewhere that we can see these?

Dec 27th
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shaghayegh hatke

the voice quality is awful!!!

Dec 2nd

Jacob Anderson

I thought I had the wrong podcast. seriously the voice? for people with ADD? I lasted until the guest started, thankfully... will skip the host from now on, if I keep listening...

Nov 25th

Amber Rae Winstanley

well this has nothing to do with summer....

May 11th

Stieven Lootens

explains everything that i do and what im feeling... i will try these from now on... thank you!

Apr 3rd


This guy needs a speech coach badly. I’ve never heard so many umm and ahhs from a presenter, it makes it hard and distracting to absorb his information which is unfortunate.

Feb 3rd


i found it very hard to keep focused during this podcast, because of the large amount of information and the enormous number of stop-words ... but i highly recommend the book mentioned in the introduction. it is a very structured step-by-step (self-)learning guide to being more mindful, even with an adhd-brain. i needed a lot more than the proposed 8 weeks, but it thought me what mindfulness is and how it can help me to steer my focus, and relax as a consequence of that.

Jan 18th


The audio is terrible and very distracting!!! I got approximately five minutes in and had to shut it off , my mind is now popping like popcorn. Nnnnugh!

Dec 10th
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E. B.

good stuff!

Nov 14th
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Fawn Farrier

"Ethics Manual" is what we need. Thank you.

Aug 30th

Abiola Afuwape

I want to add a 6th possible motivator, which like passion not everyone has: sense of duty or, accountability. Sometimes I get my chores done for no other reason than they're my responsibility and I want to do my part/take off burden on others

Jun 9th

Amy Whicker

ugh, this guy is annoying. I didn't get any value from this episode.

May 16th

Courtney White

Can you do more on Adult ADHD? More specifically, woman with ADHD like how to get diagnosed? the hurdles and how to get through them? Trying to get mine diagnosed but have run into road block after road block. please help :)

Apr 28th

Holly 12345

And so um, and so um, and so um. This is ridiculous! Don't you think we could do all this if we could? Just do this. Just do that. Insulting.

Apr 15th

Erin Hackett

thank you for this. your a good speaker. genuinely enthusiastic and compassionate. the breathing techniques are wonderful to use as a tool to reduce anxiety. I'm glad I listened!

Dec 24th

Teresa Johnson

Great. Now I feel like a complete failure as a parent. "Just do ALL of these CORE things and examine your failures because you've been doing everything wrong! Just be a better mom!" OMG.

Dec 20th
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Erin Hackett

this is spot on. I played this for my family and they understood!

Dec 6th


Love this doctor! But the interviewer should have taken a sick day because that scratchy voice and abrupt tone while asking questions was off putting and ruined the rest of the recording for me :(

Nov 22nd
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