This podcast is for smart, high-ability ADD/ADHD (diagnosed or suspecting) women who see their symptoms as more positive than negative. I’m Tracy Otsuka your host and I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers.
One other thing, we constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.
*THE CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD FROM TRACY OTSUKA OR THIS PODCAST.
EP. 122: Women and ADHD Medication with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells
Join Tracy as she welcomes Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells to Ep #122 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Dr. Lentzsch-Parcells is a board-certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted clinic providing integrated medical care dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young women and men from 10-25 years old.
Dr. Lentzsch-Parcells' website: https://www.gtw-health.com
ADHD Medication Chart: https://bit.ly/2StFJIb
EP. 121: ADHD and Hypersensitivities in Women with Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW
Join Tracy as she welcomes Terry Matlen to episode 121. Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, is an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in women. She is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach.
For the complete show notes and links visit: https://www.tracyotsuka.com/podcast
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EP. 120: ADHD, Medical School and Receiving Accommodations for the USMLE Board Exams with Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez
Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez, while working with communities in Chicago & LA, found her niche in primary care for underserved communities, public health advocacy, research, & mentorship for the next generation of doctors.
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EP. 119: ADHD, Entrepreneurship and Workarounds with Dr. Lola Day
Join Tracy as she welcomes her delightful guest Dr. Lola Day, a double-boarded physician (pediatric & fetal cardiologist) who has ADHD herself. Dr. Day is the CEO and Founder of Lollie Tasking where she specializes in work-life balance for easily distracted women (ADHD) and high achieving moms who have the will to accomplish their goals, but their brain keeps sabotaging them.
EP. 118: Sizing Down and Creating An Organized Home for ADHD Living with Francesca Rizzo
Join Tracy as she welcomes Francesca Rizzo to Episode 118 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women to share her tips on downsizing and setting up an organized home for ADHD living. Francesca Rizzo is a multi-media artist expressing powerful, provocative ideas in funny, human ways. She has distinguished herself in range from the fine arts and interior design to her work as an award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director in theater, film, television and digital media.
Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3muCV8r
EP. 117: ADHD and How to Control Rumination, RSD and Depressive Thoughts
Tracy shares the #1 most impactful concept that she talks about with those who contact her because they’re struggling with rumination, RSD, and just plain not feeling good.
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I feel seen
This podcast has been so validating. I always felt as though I was alone on an island, but this podcast has helped me realize that I am not. I would love to hear more about ADHD and postpartum mood disorders. Thank you, Tracy!
Thank you Tracey, my ADHD queen!
I am a college student and this past year my partner and my therapist both suggested to me that I may have ADHD. At first this didn’t make sense to me since I had always been good at school, but after finding this podcast I realized that ADHD can be so many things and I started to understand more about myself. The episodes on RSD, emotional disregulation, imposter syndrome and social anxiety especially resonated with me. My whole life people always told me I was overly sensitive and emotional and that I should just have more confidence. Now I know that there is nothing wrong with me, it is just my ADHD. This podcast has helped me to accept the parts of my ADHD that are sometimes inconvenient or challenging, find work arounds for the parts that cause me to struggle, and love the parts that make me a fun, creative, and driven person. Thank you Tracey, this podcast has truly changed my life.
All my life, I never knew. THANK YOU.
I never knew. All my life. I never knew I had ADHD. This is an incredibly, life-changing podcast. I want to say so much more, but I’m speechless.
If you’ve been to doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist - if you can say “I’ve taken that” to every medication any friend OR stranger mentions - just listen to one episode. She knows the answers because she has the problem.