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
35- Defeat Distractions: How Adults with ADHD Can Increase Productivity at Work and at Home

Adults with ADHD have an especially hard time refocusing after interruptions, whether from technology, from other people, or internal sources. Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., outlines a seven-step system to limit distractions.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

34- Time-Blindness and ADHD: Become More Aware of Time and Learn to Manage It

Are you always late? Does time feel "infinite" or "like a black hole" to you? Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why common time-management techniques don't work for ADDers, and describes some solutions that will.

Direct download: 34-Time-Blindness-and-ADHD.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:18am EST

33- The ADHD Diet: Best Supplements, Vitamins, and Foods for Kids with Attention Deficit

Sandy Newmark, M.D., explains why the right nutrition can make a big difference for children with ADHD. Learn the family meal-planning approach (starting with a good breakfast!) that can help improve symptoms.

Direct download: 33-Supplements-Vitamins-Foods-for-ADHD-Kids.mp3
Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

32- Exposing ADHD Myths: Science's New Understanding of the Disorder

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers the latest research to refute common myths about attention deficit disorder, including "ADHD isn't real," "bad parenting causes ADHD," and "most kids outgrow ADHD."

Direct download: 32-Thomas-Brown-Exposing-ADHD-Myths.mp3
Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

31- Remember More, Forget Less: How to Improve Your Working Memory

Weak working memory is what causes adults with ADHD to forget where we parked the car or the item we just ran to the store to buy. Dr. Ari Tuckman presents exercises and tricks you can use to build up your working memory.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:30am EST

30- Thrive with ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on the Best Medical and Natural Treatments

Let Ned Hallowell, M.D., inspire you to switch from trying to "fix" your child or yourself to raising a champion. He discusses an optimized treatment plan that includes medical and natural interventions as well as lifestyle changes.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

29- Diagnosing ADHD: What You (and Your Doctor) Need to Know

Do you think you or your child might have ADHD? Joel Nigg, M.D., explains how to get a foolproof diagnosis, discusses new diagnostic techniques, like brain imaging, and runs through what you should do before seeing a doctor.


28- What Is ADHD? Explaining It to Family, Friends, Teachers, and Colleagues - ADHD Awareness Month Series

Do people in your or your child's life just not get attention deficit? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares strategies and sample language you can use to explain ADHD in different settings, and to raise awareness in your community.

Direct download: 28-Explaining_ADHD_to_Family_Friends_Teachers_Colleagues.mp3
Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 11:28am EST

26- Get Started, Get Organized, Get Things Done: Practical Solutions for ADHD Adults

Streamlining your ever-growing piles of paperwork, developing new routines to stay organized -- and sticking with them, setting up systems to jog your memory, and more from adult ADHD coach Sandy Maynard, M.S.

Direct download: 27-Get_Started_Get_Things_Done_with_Adult_ADHD.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

27- Moms with ADHD: Keep Your Kids and Yourself Organized and Get Things Done!

Terry Matlen shares her best strategies, from one woman and mom with ADHD to another, about limiting responsibilities, creating structure for yourself and your child, managing paperwork and clutter, and more.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

25- Fast Minds: Managing Time, Tasks, and Relationships When You Have Adult ADHD

Dr. Craig Surman and Dr. Tim Bilkey describe the organization and time-management strategies that work best for ADDers, explain how to drop negative thinking patterns, and more to help adults with "fast minds" start thriving.

Direct download: 25-FAST_MINDS_Adults_with_ADHD.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:52am EST

24- Love, Marriage, and ADHD: Improving Communication and Finding Balance in Your Relationship

Marriage consultant Melissa Orlov offers relationship-saving advice on communicating clearly and fighting productively, allocating household duties, helping a partner who denies ADHD, and more.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:07am EST

23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths

Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.

Direct download: 23-Secrets_of_the_ADHD_Brain_Revealed.mp3
Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:18am EST

22- Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Tips to Help ADHD Kids Make and Keep Friends

Practical tips for addressing your ADHD child's social challenges, including reading body language and other cues, conveying feelings, facing bullying, and more, from leading social skills therapist Cathi Cohen.


21- Put Your ADHD Teen in the Lead: How to Stop Managing and Start Supporting

Parents of ADHD teens must eventually take a step back to encourage them to develop independence. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett explains how to become your child's coach, modeling healthy behaviors and life skills.


20- Friends Forever: Better Play Dates and Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Does your child with ADHD have trouble making and keeping friends? Social skills expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D., give practical tips for hosting a successful play date, developing closer friendships, and more.


19- What to Treat First? Depression, Anxiety, and Other Comorbid Conditions Associated with ADHD

ADHD is frequently accompanied by one or more comorbid conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, or ODD. Dr. Larry B. Silver explains what to look for, and how to treat dual diagnoses.


18- Securing Accommodations: Working with Your ADHD Child's School

Special education lawyer Matt Cohen, J.D., answers parents' questions about getting teachers on your team, best IEP and 504 Plans for ADHD children, steps to take when your child is denied accommodations, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:32am EST

17- ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, Now!

Judith Kolberg, a pioneer of the field of professional organizing, shares her innovative advice to help chronically disorganized adults with ADHD clear their space and get things done.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:12am EST

16- ADHD in Women: How to Unlock Your Potential After a Midlife Diagnosis

Best-selling author Zoe Kessler shares her story, which every woman with ADD will relate to, and her strategies and resources to heal emotionally and overcome shame after a midlife diagnosis.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:09am EST

15- Keep Your ADHD Child Learning All Summer: Fun Ways to Boost Academic Skills

Don't let your child lose the academic skills he gained last last school year! ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief, M.A., suggests fun summer activities parents can use to improve math, reading, and writing abilities.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:00am EST

14- Teens with ADHD: How to Sharpen Executive Function Skills and Help Them Succeed

Smart But Scattered co-author Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to strengthen the executive skills teens with ADHD need, like planning, organization, and time management, to make good, independent decisions.

Direct download: 14-Teens_with_ADHD-Executive_Function_Skills.mp3
Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 10:19am EST

13- Growing Up ADHD: Treating Attention Deficit in Preschoolers Through Adults

Steven Dickstein, M.D., explores age-appropriate medical and non-medical ADHD treatments, as well as how to adapt treatment based on symptoms, diagnoses, and an individual's strengths and weaknesses.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:44am EST

12- Clutter Cures: FlyLady's ADD-Friendly Answers to Eliminate Household Chaos

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Marla Cilley, the founder of flylady.net, explains the concrete "baby steps" ADDers can take to de-clutter and establish new household routines.

Direct download: 12-Clutter_Cures-Eliminate_Household_Chaos_with_FlyLady.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:46am EST

11- The College Transition: How to Prepare Your ADHD/LD Teen for Success in Life

Is your teen ready to manage his time, secure accommodations, renew his ADHD medication...do his laundry? Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., co-author of On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD, explains how to prepare your young adult ADDer.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

10- 'You're Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy!' Managing Stress and Negative Self-Talk for ADHD Adults

Practical advice for ADHD adults to defuse negative self-talk, and make good decisions when emotions throw you off course, from Peggy Ramundo, co-author of the best-selling book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!

Direct download: 10-You_Are_Not_Lazy_Stupid_or_Crazy-Adult_ADHD_Managing_Stress.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

9- Executive Function Deficits and ADHD at School: Accommodations That Work

Education and mental health specialist Chris Zeigler Dendy explains how to work with your child's school as well as the specific accommodations that will help your ADHD child with executive function deficits succeed academically.


8- ODD and ADHD: Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children from Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child, outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

7- Positive Parenting: Helping Young Children with ADHD Reach Their Full Potential

Improving behavior in elementary-aged children through consistency, external motivators, and selective negative consequences, from Mary Rooney, a clinical psychologist at the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center.


6- The Calm Parent: How to Keep Your Cool When Your ADHD Child Acts Up

Parents of ADHD children with challenging behavior  may be locked in a cycle of defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, meltdowns, and power struggles. Kirk Martin, founder of Celebrate Calm, explains how to stop that cycle.


5- Alternative Therapies: Non-medical Interventions to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Would you like to reduce your dose or do away with ADHD meds? Learn about effective nutrition for ADHD and minerals and supplements that can help manage symptoms from Dr. Sandy Newmark, author of ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to Natural Care of Children with ADHD.


4- School Success: Practical Tools to Help Your ADHD Child Achieve in the Classroom

Techniques to help children with ADHD and learning disabilities plan assignments, finish homework without arguing, improve working memory, and much more from Susan Kruger, a certified teacher and reading specialist.


3- ADHD Medications: Minimizing Side Effects and Using Meds Effectively

Learn all about choosing ADHD medications, minimizing side effects, fine-tuning treatment, and much more from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. William Dodson.


2- The Bright Side of ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on Embracing and Succeeding with Attention Deficit

ADHD can be a gift, as long as you find the right ways to manage it. ADD guru Dr. Ned Hallowell discusses ways to stay organized, meet your goals, and control comorbid conditions.


1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior

How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.