32 episodes

Classic FM presenters Sam Pittis and Katie Breathwick have been friends for more than twenty years. Around two years ago, their lives took a surprising turn - they both discovered they have ADHD. Katie thinks it's a superpower, Sam thinks it's a pain in the backside.

Join them every week as they explore what it's really like to live with ADHD, the highs and the lows and they’ll share tips and strategies on how they manage it. Across the series, they’ll also be speaking to expert guests to help bust some of the myths and misconceptions.

Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com

You're Wrong About ADHD Global Originals

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

Classic FM presenters Sam Pittis and Katie Breathwick have been friends for more than twenty years. Around two years ago, their lives took a surprising turn - they both discovered they have ADHD. Katie thinks it's a superpower, Sam thinks it's a pain in the backside.

Join them every week as they explore what it's really like to live with ADHD, the highs and the lows and they’ll share tips and strategies on how they manage it. Across the series, they’ll also be speaking to expert guests to help bust some of the myths and misconceptions.

Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com

    S2 EP14: Finding the best strategies to improve your concentration and memory

    S2 EP14: Finding the best strategies to improve your concentration and memory

    Dr Tony Lloyd from The ADHD Foundation is back in the studio! He joins Sam and Katie for the second of three special episodes focusing on specific elements of ADHD. This week they look at what is probably the most debilitating part of ADHD, inattentiveness. Dr Tony shares the signs to look out for and how to find the right strategies to help improve your working memory, concentration and focus.
    To learn more and access valuable resources, head to: The ADHD Foundation
    Get in touch by sending your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com

    • 27 min
    S2 EP13: The link between ADHD, anxiety and depression

    S2 EP13: The link between ADHD, anxiety and depression

    Please don't skip over this episode. We know it's longer than usual and that can be really off-putting but it's well worth your time. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we're tackling a very important topic: ADHD and mental health. Whilst ADHD isn’t a mental health condition, evidence suggests that if you have ADHD, you're more likely to experience difficulties with your mental health. It can be difficult to untangle what's going on inside your head, and it's not always easy to ask for help.
    Vicki George is a clinical nurse specialist and founder of The ADHD Nurse. She joins Sam and Katie to share strategies for managing your mental health alongside your ADHD and offers advice on where to turn if you need extra help and support.
    To learn more and access valuable resources, help and support, go to:
    ADHD UK
    The ADHD Foundation
    Mind
    Mental Health Foundation
    This episode contains sensitive topic discussions including suicide and self-harm. If you or someone you know has been affected by anything you hear in this episode please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or go to samaritan.org

    • 42 min
    S2 EP12: The 'H' in ADHD: Hyperactivity

    S2 EP12: The 'H' in ADHD: Hyperactivity

    Dr Tony Lloyd from The ADHD Foundation joins Sam and Katie for the first of three special episodes focusing on specific elements of ADHD. This week they look at hyperactivity - a core characteristic affecting around 7 in 10 people with ADHD. Dr Tony tells them the signs to look out for and explains why hyperactivity can be particularly challenging for children who have ADHD. Plus they share the coping strategies they use, from breathing techniques to getting outside and going on a walk.
    Find out more on The ADHD Foundation's website: www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/resources
    Get in touch by sending your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com

    • 23 min
    S2 EP11: The signs of ADHD burnout and how to recover...

    S2 EP11: The signs of ADHD burnout and how to recover...

    Did you know having ADHD puts you at higher risk from experiencing burnout? The pressure to live up to other people's expectations, hyperfocused 'hangovers' and the struggle to set boundaries can cause extreme stress and lead to an intense version of burnout - known as ADHD burnout.
    Sam and Katie speak to ADHD specialist and the founder of Nutritious Minds Trust charity, Dr Rachel Gow about how to spot ADHD burnout and what you can do to manage and avoid it.
    Tickets for Rachel's upcoming event Burnout & Brain Health are available now.
    To find out more about Rachel and the Nutritious Minds Trust, head to: www.nutritiousminds.org
    Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com

    • 31 min
    S2 EP10: Reality star Tanya Bardsley: "I had the dream life but on the inside I was tormented"

    S2 EP10: Reality star Tanya Bardsley: "I had the dream life but on the inside I was tormented"

    Tanya Bardsley is a reality TV star and businesswoman, best known for her role in The Real Housewives of Cheshire. Aged 39, Tanya was diagnosed with ADHD after years of struggling with anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Since then, she's been on a mission to understand more about the condition. She tells Sam and Katie how she struggled pre-diagnosis, her decision to quit alcohol and why we need to talk about the link between perimenopause and ADHD.
    This episode contains sensitive topic discussions including suicide. If you or someone you know has been affected by anything you hear in this episode please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or  https://www.samaritans.org/ 
    To learn more and access valuable resources, go to: www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/resources/
    www.adhduk.co.uk/about-adhd/
    Get in touch, send your stories and questions to ADHDpodcast@global.com

    • 26 min
    S2 EP9: Grief and relief: Dealing with a late-life ADHD diagnosis

    S2 EP9: Grief and relief: Dealing with a late-life ADHD diagnosis

    Receiving a diagnosis as an adult can often bring up mixed emotions, whether that's grief, relief or even anger. Almost three years on from discovering they have ADHD, Sam and Katie look back on how they felt at the time and they take stock of where they are now.
    To learn more and access valuable resources, go to:
    www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/resources/
    www.adhduk.co.uk/about-adhd/
    Get in touch, send you stories and questions to ADHDpodcast@global.com.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Joe the jerk ,

So glad I found this!

There are so many ahah moments in these podcasts. Even things I didn’t see as connected but have been a problem for me, just thinking well that’s just how im made.. but in reality its a know struggle for many others.
I don’t have a diagnosis but have had my own suspicions of ADHD.
By chance I was given medication for daytime sleepiness which has off label uses to treat ADHD..
It was like a thick fog cleared from my head, I could think about details and plan things through in my head.. I felt engaged with my own thoughts. I will be seeking a diagnosis as other medication will possibly be better to help me. Recognising there are systems I can use to help my life is a positive direction I am now going in!
Thank you both!!

kiansmummy ,

Wish I had discovered sooner

Somebody recommended this to me on 16Feb24. I was constantly in overwhelm and struggling to “accept” my ADHD diagnosis (nov23) and perimenopause exacerbating it The podcast makes me feel “normal” when I was being made to feel broken in a NT world Thank you, Thank You, Thank you

Apologies if this is a duplicate review (I am aperimenopausal adher)

Skipstarry ,

Super podcast, essential listening for adults with ADD

Having just been diagnosed with ADD in my 40’s I have urgently needed more info to better understand the topic. The supportive nature of the podcast is great and info is provided in an easily digestible relatable way. This has really been essential in making me feel that I’m not alone and that there’s more ADD fish in the sea like me. Thank you to the hosts for candidly sharing their experiences, it has been invaluable to me.

May I also recommend to anyone else being diagnosed as an adult. Sharing your experiences with those you trust and love is essential to healing. Therapy and medication is very helpful. But don’t be afraid to learn about the topic, broader understanding of it will make life much easier. Reading, podcasts, ebooks are just some of the materials out there. Learning is power and you are as unique and special as anyone else!

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