Welcome to Restless Minds, the mental health podcast with a dopamine deficiency and some intrusive thoughts. Your hosts, Timi and Ellie, are two 20-something friends who each enjoy the sparkling brain combo of ADHD and OCD - and boy are we ready to laugh, and cry, about it with you. In each episode, we will explore life, love, work, hobbies and everything in between through an OCD/ADHD lens, with a sweet dose of brain science and research thrown in. We can’t wait for you to join us!
Trigger Warning: This episode includes one mention of Suicide and Harm OCD.
This week we're discussing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD) - a lesser known, but key aspect, of ADHD. We talk teenage rows, how to cope with RSD triggers and why people with ADHD are not "dramatic and immature". Enjoy!
René Brooks (Black Girl, Lost Keys) on RSD: https://blackgirllostkeys.com/adhd/adhd-rejection-sensitive-dysphoria/
Charlotte Johnson Wahl, OCD and Impostor Syndrome
Trigger Warning: This episode includes one mention of suicide.
This week we remember the late great artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl and her experience of living with - and painting - OCD. We also delve into the controversial use of aversion therapy during her treatment in the 70's, Van Gogh and Impostor Syndrome. Enjoy!
This week we dive into Friendships and all the complexities that come with them. From setting boundaries to complete fall outs, we discuss how to navigate and maintain friendships with ADHD. Enjoy!
Working from Home, Superstitions & Pets
Welcome to Episode 7!
Today we take a brief trip down Pet memory lane, discuss our oddest Superstitions and their relationship to OCD, and reflect on Working from Home with ADHD.
The TikTok featured in today's episode is by @Erikgude
In Conversation with James Bloodworth: ADHD, Work, Sugar & Impulsivity
This week we're interviewing journalist and writer James Bloodworth!!
Diagnosed with ADHD in the past year, his brilliant article about his road to diagnosis in the Times caught our eye - and even made Ellie cry. He is the author of two books, most recently: “Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-wage Britain” and can be found on Twitter @J_Bloodworth
We hope you enjoy!
This week we’re discussing Burnout, first jobs, fatigue and that time Timi got punched in the face. We hope you enjoy!
Scottish ADHD Association, An employer’s guide to ADHD in the workplace https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/An-Employers-Guide-to-ADHD-in-the-Workplace.pdf
Mind, Dealing with burnout while working from home https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/coronavirus-and-work/dealing-with-burnout-when-working-from-home/