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. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: additudemag.com/adhd-expert-webinars-index (look for the episode number).
Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from conversations recorded via a computer or telephone, not in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additudemag.com/tag/webinar.
440- Substance Use Disorder and ADHD: Safe, Effective Treatment Options
People with ADHD face an elevated risk for substance use disorder (SUD), and the stimulants that are prescribed for ADHD are also commonly misused. Timothy Wilens, M.D., discusses interventions for people with ADHD and a history of substance abuse.
439- New Year, New Strategies: Helping Students with ADHD Plan, Persist, and Achieve Their Goals
After New Year's, kids with ADHD often wish for things to be different at school—but don't know how to make that happen. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares the secret, which focuses on building strategies & routines rather than achieving big, unattainable goals.
438- ADHD Medication Options and Benefits for Children
Walt Karniski, M.D., discusses the history of ADHD medication, how it works, long-term effects, and how to choose the best treatment for your child from the more than 40 possible options.
437- Motivation Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD
Does your teen lack motivation—especially for boring or challenging tasks? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares time-management & organizational strategies, and how to develop the accountability and autonomy that will foster success in school and in life.
436- How to Combat Procrastination in the New Year
Each New Year is an exciting time to set new goals — until our enthusiasm wanes. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., teaches us how to formulate a plan and develop a toolbox of strategies to help us combat procrastination and stick with our new habits and routine.
435- Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Youth: ADHD Irritability vs. DMDD vs. Bipolar Disorder
Irritability commonly occurs alongside ADHD, but, as William French, M.D., explains, sometimes emotion regulation difficulties (ERD) indicate something more. Learn about mood disorders and steps you can take to help a child experiencing ERD.
Great content but…
I’ve learned some incredible, invaluable info about ADHD from these podcasts, after being diagnosed in July this year.
BUT. I have 2 ideas that could make it more user friendly to its neurospicy audience.
1. Cut the webinar intros/housekeeping from the podcast version of the content. Sometimes it goes 5-10 mins of irrelevant stuff before the presentation even starts. Not ADHD accessible.
2. Consider splitting the single podcast into two based on audience groups. ADD For parents and ADD for adults with ADHD. The parenting content means nothing to me, and it’s frustrating to be forced to manually scroll through dozens of irrelevant episodes every time I want to listen, rather than just let it play though.
Content relevant to both audiences could be published on both podcasts.
I think these two structural changes could really improve accessibility!
The ADDitude Magazine webinar series is essential listening for people with, or people caring for others with ADHD.
Who is this podcast really for?! The irony of a podcast about ADHD that goes for an hour long!
I tried to email this podcast to give them feedback but the email bounced so don’t bother trying to email them.
I’ll make my feedback public I stead:
As a person with ADHD I find the shows are way too long to listen to. Shorter shows would really be helpful for people with ADHD given we have a short attention span. Sure we can hyper focus but generally not on something we look at and think f that
Is this show really about helping those with ADHD? Just remember that it seems many shows are trying to target parents, but as we know many adults are being diagnosed with ADHD after their children were diagnosed. Having all the knowledge doesn’t make people smart if they can’t share that knowledge.