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
83- Why ADHDers Can't Sleep—and What You Can Do About It

ADHD is truly a round-the-clock condition, as the many ADDers who struggle to fall and stay asleep can attest. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., shares ways to improve sleep hygiene and train your brain to shut down for the night.

Direct download: 83-adhd-adults-sleep-struggles.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

82- Teaching Kids to Become "Social Detectives" and Identify Hidden Social Cues

Children with ADHD may be excluded by "friends," but not know why. Michelle Garcia Winner explains how to help your child develop his "social thinking vocabulary" and respond to subtle social cues.

Direct download: 82-adhd-children-identifying-social-cues.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:29am EST

81- ADHD in Women and Girls: Why Gender Matters in Diagnosis and Treatment

Women with ADHD are more frequently diagnosed later in life than men. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., discusses why this happens, the unique challenges ADHD brings for girls and women, and how symptoms change during menopause.

Direct download: 81-adhd-women-girls-why-gender-matters.mp3
Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:46am EST

80- ADHD Children: The Right Diagnosis and Best Treatment Options

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., offers no-nonsense advice on diagnosing ADHD in children (without missing related conditions like anxiety or depression) and why managing ADHD will require more than medication.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST

79- The Organized Child: How to Establish Order at Home and at School

Does your child undertand the difference between "tidy" and "organized"? Do you? Jill Murphy shares simple, effective organizing tools that will do more than just clear floors and surfaces at home and in the classroom.

Direct download: 79-organized-adhd-child-at-home-at-school.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

78- Accept Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, Accept the Life It Brings

Ready to get real about your child's ADHD? Marianne Russo explains how to use a strengths-based approach to develop social skills and life skills and become a true advocate for your child.

Direct download: 78-accept-your-childs-adhd-diagnosis.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 8:43am EST

77- Stop Procrastinating Now! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD Adults

Is just getting started always the hardest part of the task for you? J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains how to identify your "tipping points" that will spur you to start and finish projects.

Direct download: 77-stop-procrastination-through-cognitive-behavioral-therapy.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

76- Do's and Don'ts of Behavior Management at School

ADHD doesn't just affect kids' academic abilities in the classroom, it affects the way they behave. Sharon K. Weiss, M.Ed., shares strategies teachers and parents can use to manage impulsivity, distractibility, and other challenging behaviors.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:08am EST

75- Moms of ADHD Kids: Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Understood

Raising a child with ADHD can be isolating. When the world doesn't understand the challenges you face and resentment builds up between you and your spouse, use these strategies from Kirk Martin to get the support you need.

Direct download: 75-support-plan-for-moms-of-adhd-kids.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

74- "Normal" Is Overrated: Feeling Good About Your ADHD Brain

Do you live your life comparing yourself to others and feeling guilty? ADDitude blogger Stacey Turis, an expert on being weird, explains how to stop and what can happen when you embrace doing things your way.

Direct download: 74-normal-is-overrated-feel-good-about-adhd.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

73- On Your Own: A Game Plan for ADHD Teens and Young Adults

Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., guides ADHD teens (and their parents) through the many challenges of the transition to adulthood, including achieving success in college, finding the right job, and taking control of daily living responsibilities.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

72- Why So Sensitive? Why ADDers Have Extreme Emotions, and How to Manage Them

Zoë Kessler, diagnosed in mid-life, knows firsthand that adults with ADHD experience emotions and even physical sensations in the extreme. She explains the phenomenon, and shares personal advice on managing sensitivities.

Direct download: 72-managing-extreme-adhd-emotions-sensitivity.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

71- The IEP/504 Checkup: Are Your Child's Accommodations Set for the School Year?

Education attorney Susan Yellin, Esq., explains what schools should be doing to make sure a child's IEP/504 Plan will continue to serve him well, and steps parents can take to update accommodations for ADHD or LD.

Direct download: 71-adhd-ld-iep-504-plan-accommodations.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

70- Smart Money Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Executive function challenges frequently lead to financial woes for ADHD adults. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., offers tips on curbing impulsive spending and sticking to a budget, and recommends the best money management apps.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

69- Your Back-to-School Game Plan: Set Up Your Child for a Successful Academic Year

What's your plan for the first weeks of school? Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., shares pages from her playbook, including developing a schedule and how to find an ally at school who really understands your child.

Direct download: 69-back-to-school-with-adhd.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

68- Brain Imaging Changes Everything: Dr. Amen's Lessons from 90,000 ADHD Brain Scans

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, shares the most important lessons he's learned from the world's largest database of brain scans related to ADD/ADHD, including natural ways to heal the brain.

Direct download: 68-dr-amen-adhd-brain-scans.mp3
Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:25am EST

67- ADHD and LD: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in Adults and Kids

Do you or your child have a learning disability in addition to, or instead of, ADHD? Nancie Payne, Ph.D., explains how to tell, and the right way to diagnose and manage an LD at school and on the job.

Direct download: 67-adhd-and-ld-adults-children.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:14am EST

66- Why Your Diet Doesn't Work: Weight Loss Secrets for ADHD Adults

Have you been unsuccessful at losing weight? John Fleming, Ph.D., explains how sleep habits can affect weight, why you should treat your ADHD before trying to shed pounds, and other ADHD-friendly slim-down tips.

Direct download: 66-weight-loss-secrets-for-adhd-adults.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:30am EST

65- Overcoming ADHD Shame: Why We Feel It and How to Manage It

Leading ADHD expert Ned Hallowell, M.D., explains how to accept your ADHD as a neurobiological condition, not a character weakness, and how to surround yourself with people who believe the same.

Direct download: 65-overcoming-adhd-shame-ned-hallowell.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

64- Stop the Blame and Excuses: How ADHD Adults Can Feel Good About Ourselves

Adult ADDers not only forget things and arrive late, we call attention to those behaviors. Coach Joyce Kubik teaches you how to stop calling out your ADHDisms, and how to feel good about yourself.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

63- Sex and ADHD: How to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, and Linda Roggli, PCC, discuss how ADHD adults can achieve a more satisfying sex life by treating symptoms and improving communication in their relationship.

Direct download: 63-adult-adhd-sex-and-relationships.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

62- Calm the Chaos: Managing Your ADHD Child's Intense Emotions (and Your Own!)

Coaches Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster offer tips for managing intense emotions (no small feat, with ADHD impulsivity in the equation) and preventing angry outbursts.

Direct download: 62-calm-the-chaos-managing-adhd-emotions.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

61- ADHD Career Clinic: Find the Right Job and Manage Symptoms in the Workplace

Finding the right job is vital for ADHD adults. Career counselor Wilma Fellman advises on choosing a job that suits your passions, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to manage symptoms once you get your dream job.

Direct download: 61-adult-adhd-finding-right-job.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:38am EST

60- Family Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress and Stay Happy in ADHD Households

Want a calmer, happier household? Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how mindfulness can lead to better parenting and offers tips for dialing down stress in your family.

Direct download: 60-family-mindfulness-adhd-households.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:54am EST

59- The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnoses

One in 20 kids was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and '90s. One in nine is diagnosed with the condition today. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw explains what's behind this rise in ADHD diagnoses. 

Direct download: 59-adhd-explosion-rapid-rise-in-diagnoses.mp3
Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST

58- What's Eating Your Child? How Foods Affect ADHD Symptoms

Nutrition detective Kelly Dorfman gives the lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD; the culprit foods you should eliminate from your child's diet; and key nutrients your child probably isn't getting enough of.

Direct download: 58-how-foods-affect-adhd-children.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

57- Emotions and ADHD: How Adults and Teens Can Find Emotional Balance

Shame, anger, guilt, hopelessness - feelings like these can take over and cause an ADHDer to get "stuck" at school, at work, or in relationships. Dr. Thomas Brown brings attention to the unrecognized role emotions play in our lives.

Direct download: 57-emotions-and-adhd-adults-teens.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults

Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.

Direct download: 56-treating-oppositional-defiant-disorder-odd.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:32am EST

55- Motivate Your ADHD Child: What Makes Kids Tick and How Parents Can Help

Tired of nagging your ADHD kid? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., teaches parents how to inspire initiative in your child. The turnaround can start by spending just 15 minutes a day doing something he likes together.

Direct download: 55-how-to-motivate-your-adhd-child.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:19am EST

54- CBT for ADHD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Time Management and Executive Function

Mary Solanto, Ph.D., outlines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help ADHD adults overcome procrastination, ward off the irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression, and more.

Direct download: 54-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-adhd.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:45am EST

53- Tech That Teaches: The Best Apps, Games, and Software for ADHD Children

Can't tear your child away from video games? Use his love of technology to boost organization, planning, and academic skills. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley recommend games and apps that can help ADHD kids succeed.

Direct download: 53-apps-games-software-for-adhd-children.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:36am EST

52- Stop the Bully: Helping Your ADHD Child Overcome Teasing

If your child with ADHD is the target of aggressive teasing and social rejection, it's heartbreaking. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, explains ways to respond if your child has been bullied, and how to prevent it.

Direct download: 52-helping-adhd-kids-overcome-teasing-bullying.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:16am EST

51- "I Am Good Enough" - How ADHD Adults Can Accept and Value Differences and Thrive

Tired of being "neuro-profiled" by society and feeling not good enough? Sari Solden shares ways adults with ADHD can learn to value their differences, and recognize their unique skills and gifts.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:12am EST

50- ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success

Executive function lets us learn and get things done, but it's often in short supply in kids with attention deficit. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., answers questions about reducing homework struggles and the skills that help kids learn.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:46am EST

49- Green Time for ADHD: How Mother Nature Can Ease Symptoms

Andrea Faber Taylor, Ph.D., shares her research proving that children with ADHD benefit from time in natural settings. Learn how green time can increase focus, and how to maximize your child's exposure.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:07am EST

48- Secrets to Raising a Confident, Successful, Happy ADHD Child

Ready to be your child's champion? ADHDers most often lead happy, successful lives when they had someone during their childhood who never gave up on them. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to be that parent.

Direct download: 48-raise-a-happy-successful-adhd-child.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:24am EST

47- IEP vs. 504 Plans: Learn the Differences and Secure School Services for Your ADHD Child

Children with ADHD or learning disabilities may benefit from accommodations or special education services at school. Educational attorney and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq., explains how parents can request an IEP or 504 Plan.

Direct download: 47-iep-504-plan-school-services-for-your-adhd-child.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 8:49am EST

46- The Resilient ADHDer: How to Manage Stress and Bounce Back from Setbacks

ADHDers are especially vulnerable to setbacks, and can be left reeling after a job loss or the end of a relationship. Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett offers specific strategies to shift your mindset and increase resiliency.

Direct download: 46-resilience-and-adult-adhd.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:49am EST

45- Dr. Amen on the 7 Types of ADHD: Understanding Your Type and the Best Way to Treat It

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, discusses his proposed seven types of attention deficit disorder. Learn which type you or your child may have, and the best way to treat symptoms.

Direct download: 45-dr-amen-7-types-of-adhd.mp3
Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

44- Sleep Solutions for Children with ADHD

Poor sleep can exacerbate symptoms for ADHD children, but getting a good night's rest can be a struggle. Lisa Shives, M.D. and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, discuss strategies parents can start using at bedtime tonight.

Direct download: 44-sleep-solutions-for-adhd-children.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

43- Mindfulness: A Natural Therapy to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Ever wish you could just slow down your ADHD brain? Board-certified psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska discusses how you can meditate, decrease stress, and reframe negative situations through mindfulness. 

Direct download: 43-mindfulness-natural-adhd-therapy.mp3
Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:26am EST

42- Social Success Strategies: Helping Your ADHD Child Make Good Friends

Children with ADHD may have a hard time making close friends. Michelle Garcia Winner give parents strategies they can use to teach their child a social "vocabulary" and help them master interactions.

Direct download: 42-social-success-strategies-for-adhd-children.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:53am EST

41- Getting Homework Done: Practical Strategies for Students with ADHD

Michele Borba, Ed.D., advises parents on creating healthy homework habits and addresses specific concerns, like math or reading challenges, to help make homework less of a battle.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

40- Girls and Women with ADHD: Gender Differences and Stigma

ADHD doesn't affect only boys. As Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains, the disorder can look different in women and girls, and they face greater stigma surrounding symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST

39- Stop School Stress: Targeted Strategies to Improve Focus, Study Skills, and Daily Routines

Kirk Martin, founder of celebratecalm.com, gives parents the tools to handle morning frenzy and after-school fatigue, partner with teachers to help them understand your ADHD child, and more.

Direct download: 39-stop-school-stress-by-improving-focus-study-skills-routines.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:23am EST

38- The Organized Student: Set Your ADHD Child Up to Succeed at School

How many times has your ADHD child completed his homework, then lost it before he could turn it in? Donna Goldberg offers solutions to help tame the chaos of lockers and backpacks and keep computer files organized.

Direct download: 38-help-your-adhd-child-get-organized-at-school.mp3
Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

37- You Can Do It! Managing Adult ADHD All Day, from Morning Through Bedtime

ADHD doesn't affect adults only during the workday. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., presents everyday solutions for fighting procrastination, identifying strengths, getting motivated in the morning, and, yes, getting to sleep at night.

Direct download: 37-Managing-Adult-ADHD-All-Day.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:37am EST

36- Tame Your To-Do List: Stay on Time and on Task with Adult ADHD

Do you have trouble getting things done? Use the concrete strategies from ADHD coach Beth Main to develop a task-management system that works, avoid procrastination, and learn when to delegate, defer, and drop to-do items.

Direct download: 36-Stay-on-Time-and-on-Task-with-Adult-ADHD.mp3
Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:17am EST