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

What if a person can’t conform because of his or her neurology? Leading experts Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D., explain why shame so often accompanies ADHD, how to correct misperceptions, and how to take pride in your ADHD.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

A generation ago, ADHD was considered a condition for boys. We now know that both sexes are at equal risk for developing ADHD—but, as Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., discusses, that women and girls face delayed diagnoses and greater stigma.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Russell A. Barkley Ph.D., offers guidance on helping a partner, sibling, parent, or grown child accept his or her ADHD and pursue effective treatment — while maintaining a strong, positive relationship.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

The textbook definition of ADHD fails to reflect the condition's complexity. William Dodson, M.D., discusses why we must be interested in order to start a task, why feelings of shame are so common among adults with ADHD, and more.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

85- Executive Function Deficit Disorder in Adults and Kids with ADHD

What's behind your difficulties with planning, organizing, and meeting deadlines? Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., describes the seven major types of executive function and how they're affected by ADHD, and suggests treatment strategies.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

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.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

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."

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

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.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 11:28am EDT