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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? We guide you through it all with stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? We guide you through it all with stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?

    Ableism, Labelism, and What Happens After Being Diagnosed with ADHD

    Ableism, Labelism, and What Happens After Being Diagnosed with ADHD

    René Brooks and John Hazelwood share an intimate conversation about how being diagnosed with changed their lives, the importance of self-reflection, and why René says, "Guard your yes!"

    • 32 min
    You Think Outside the Box Because You Were Born Outside the Box

    You Think Outside the Box Because You Were Born Outside the Box

    René Brooks of Black Girl, Lost Keys guest hosts Distraction during ADHD Awareness Month! Today's guest is John Hazelwood, a mental health advocate and fellow ADHDer.

    • 27 min
    The Challenges of Finding ADHD Support & Culturally Relevant Resources for Black and Brown Children

    The Challenges of Finding ADHD Support & Culturally Relevant Resources for Black and Brown Children

    "It's very lonely trying to navigate all of this by yourself," our guest host René Brooks shares in this episode while talking about the origin of her blog, Black Girl, Lost Keys. "We all need each other," she says. "It's so important."

    • 31 min
    It's Time to Re-Educate Clinicians and Teachers About Neurodiversity

    It's Time to Re-Educate Clinicians and Teachers About Neurodiversity

    Listen to hear insightful advice for parents of neurodiverse children on how to "navigate the system," including managing expectations, dealing with implicit and explicit bias; and how to reframe your child's behavior for school professionals.

    • 33 min
    How Parents in Communities of Color Are Helping Children with ADHD

    How Parents in Communities of Color Are Helping Children with ADHD

    All three of today's guests have children with ADHD and share their experiences and advice for other parents of Black and Brown neurodiverse children. 

    • 21 min
    Accommodations and Learning to Ask For What You Need

    Accommodations and Learning to Ask For What You Need

    As our guest, Inger Shaye Colzie, says in today's episode, "You're not lazy, crazy, stupid or dumb. Everybody in life needs accommodations whether you have ADHD or not."

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Jo F Chad ,

Ned the most wonderful, insightful, and kind psychiatrist

Dr Ned, I will most likely misspell your surname, I thankyou from the bottom of my heart for sharing your own diagnosis with us and therefore again sharing all your information about ADHD. I was diagnosed problem at age 45years, never knowing my personality was really ADHD. Having 2 of 3 children and a mother with ADHD; treating myself with medication (allowing myself to be treated) has opened my eyes. Ned and all your guests, but you especially Ned thankyou. You are a shiny, bright star and I can imagine many others believe this too, Jo-Anne, from Western Australia

Nev Kay ,

Life changing

Great great information, science based and practical. Thanks Ned, keep up the great work. I will be listening as long as you make these podcasts. With the best regards from Melbourne Australia.

Monica Connect ADHD ,

Thank you Dr Hallowell for the gift of connectedness, community and hope for adults with ADHD.

This amazing man gives hope to so many people who have been impacted by ADHD, especially adults. This is a fantastic podcast series. So much amazing information with a great diversity of speakers. If you know someone or love someone with ADHD this is a “must hear” podcast. Better still, if you you someone that is dismissive of ADHD get them to listen too! So many gems...I never miss an episode.

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