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The ADHD Manual Podcast

Author: Abby Minor, LMFT, ADHD-CCSP

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The ADHD Manual: How to survive with a colorful brain in a black and white world.Living with ADHD in a world built for neurotypicals (people with the most common brains) is like trying to follow an IKEA assembly manual for our Hot Wheels race car track pieces. We could toss this rocket launcher and buy crappy plastic pins. Or we could toss the manual and write our own.
15 Episodes
ADHD in "The Office"

ADHD in "The Office"


People who should listen to this episode: Adults struggling with ADHD in their workplace Employers who manage workers with ADHD People who want more Abby/Joe sibling talk Fans of "The Office" quotes Today I am joined once again by my brother Joe to chat about ADHD at the office - via a discussion about ADHD in "The Office." Sources mentioned: "How (Not) to Manage an Employee with ADHD" by Alex Massey "Office Ladies" podcast Join TAM's "The Office" ADHD Fan Club. For more information, visit Send comments, questions, and songs from your ADHD soundtrack to "Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way." - Michael Scott 
Today I talk about time blindness and ADHD, and why we can't "just leave earlier." Click here to read my original article on time blindness. René Brooks with Black Girl, Lost Keys: Jessica McCabe with How to ADHD: For more information, visit Send comments and questions to
Today I review a novel that puts ADHD front and center: The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune. "Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves." Search for this book at your local bookstores on For more content, visit The ADHD Manual on the web or on Facebook.Do you have an ADHD media recommendation? Email me at 
Teacher Talks Back

Teacher Talks Back


Happy average, ordinary Thursday! Today I interview Taylor, a 5th grade Spanish teacher with ADHD. This episode has everything: ADHD accommodations in higher education and the workplace, medication side effect gossip, what your teacher with ADHD is thinking, slip-ups and successes, and a surprise cat appearance. It's long, but totally worth it. Resources mentioned: Job Accommodation Network: Apps: MinimaList (iOS & Android); Pixelist (iOS) Send comments, questions, and stories to For more information, visit
Today I answer a question from a middle school teacher looking for ways to support his ADHD students in class. Send questions, comments, stories (in writing or audio clips) to For more information visit
The Dirt on Diagnosis

The Dirt on Diagnosis


Today I get real about diagnosing ADHD: who can do it, how to do it, how not to do it, and how to get started when seeking a diagnosis and getting help feels impossible. For more info on ADHD diagnosis and some self-tests: Send comments and questions to
*TW: minor explicit language and substance abuse mention*Today I am joined by Nick and Tricia, hosts of the podcast Regular People Talking About Mental Health.  We have a great discussion about the many wonders of ADHD relationships. If you enjoy this, check out their podcast for more of our crossover shenanigans!
To celebrate the arrival of ADHD Awareness Month, I apply some ADHD awareness to my pre-diagnosis journal entries from adolescence and young adulthood. Listen to hear a VERY special announcement, and to find out why my friends stopped inviting me to Warped Tour.Follow The ADHD Manual on Facebook for updates about what's next for TAM Podcast. Send questions and comments to
My brother Joe and I continue our conversation on ADHD: specifically, emotional hyperarousal, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, and how our brains are similar and different.For more on the three pillars, visit Send questions and comments to
My brother Joe joins me to explore the three pillars of ADHD and how ADHD presents in our family. For more on the three pillars, visit Send questions and comments to
A discussion on the third pillar of ADHD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), and why people have called you "thin-skinned" or "oversensitive."For more on the three pillars, visit questions and comments to
Why You Feel So Much

Why You Feel So Much


An overview of the second pillar of ADHD, emotional hyperarousal, and how to differentiate ADHD from bipolar disorder. For more, visit Send comments and questions to
An overview of the first pillar of ADHD, the interest-based nervous system, and how it differs from the importance-based nervous system of most neurotypical brains. P.S. Check out my website for more on the three pillars of ADHD. P.P.S. Check out for more information from Dr. Dodson and other ADHD experts. P.P.P.S. I'm sorry I used the word "ridonkulous." Send comments or questions to
This is the anti-episode. DON'T listen if you want to hear useful information or advice. DO listen if you want to hear the embarrassing things I have been doing (and not doing) in Quarantine Land. For more, check out Send comments or questions to
Episode 1 of The ADHD Manual Podcast! Abby Minor, MS, LMFT, ADHD-CCSP answers the listener question: "How can I 'factory reset' to be proud of who I am and use my ADHD superpowers?" For more information, visit Send questions to
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