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

People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely, more frequently, and more suddenly. In fact, one third of adults with ADHD name this as the most impairing aspect of the condition. Learn more about out-of-control emotions from William W. Dodson, M.D.

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Do you walk into a disorganized room and find yourself paralyzed? Do you spend time and money on organizing solutions that don't work? Lisa K. Woodruff will teach you how to start working with your ADHD brain, not against it, to get organized.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow, but certain school environments may not be a good fit for kids with ADHD and learning disabilities. Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses when is it might be time to consider a new school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Anxiety is common among school-aged children, and those with ADHD are at higher risk than their peers. Learn from renowned pediatricians Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D., how children and families can talk about and manage anxiety.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS, explains why stimulation-seeking teens with ADHD are at an increased risk of vaping. Learn how to discuss vaping and help a teen who may be addicted.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Thomas Brown, Ph.D., discusses how to determine the "sweet spot" between too small and too large a dose, safely extend ADHD stimulant medication coverage from morning until evening, manage the "rebound effect," and more

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Have you ever tried to calm a child in the throes of an ADHD meltdown? Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, explains how to build and enhance self-regulation with ADHD meditation and shares mindfulness exercises designed to calm an unsettled child.

Direct download: 251-gibbs-mindfulness-self-regulation-children-adhd.mp3
Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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As a woman living with ADHD, you are no doubt familiar with shame — and its dear friends guilt, fear, and self-limitation. Michelle Frank, Psy.D., discusses how to break free of this pattern and create space for new choices and behaviors.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, shares realistic solutions to help your son with ADHD mature into a healthy, happy young man — from establishing and maintaining friendships to mastering executive function to taking responsibility for his own actions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Brendan Mahan's "Wall of Awful" tool helps parents and children visualize and talk about the effects of repeated failure and disappointment — and overcome the fear, shame, and anxiety that are often associated with ADHD.

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Most teachers and parents recognize weak executive functions (EF): disorganized projects, incomplete homework, last-minute cramming, forgotten chores. Karen Huberty, M.Ed., & Maureen Bechard, M.S., offer strategies for strengthening EFs.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:00am EST
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Powerful evidence shows that exercise improves not only physical health, but attention, working memory, behavior, mood, and executive functions. John J. Ratey, M.D., explains how to use movement to ease symptoms of ADHD.

Direct download: 246-ratey-exercise-rx-for-adhd.mp3
Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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When ADHD is in the picture, the leap to college often overwhelms, but, as Rick Fiery points out, this isn’t the only path. Learn about post-H.S. options for your teen with ADHD, and how to increase the likelihood of college success.

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ADHD may lead to social, academic, & organizational challenges—but did you know that the disorder's increased health risks may shorten longevity? Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses why ADHD is not just a mental health disorder, but a public health disorder.

Direct download: 244-barkley-how-adhd-shortens-life-expectancy.mp3
Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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