300 episodes

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through 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?

Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell Sounds Great Media

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6 • 472 Ratings

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through 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?

    Does ADHD Cause Depression?

    Does ADHD Cause Depression?

    Dr. H responds to a listener email from Kathleen, who is wondering if her daughter has ADHD, even though she's only been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

    Do you have a question for Ned? Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

    A big thank you to our sponsors OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College!

    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our recording engineer/editor is Scott Persson.

    • 7 min
    Being A Black Woman With ADHD - Candy's Story

    Being A Black Woman With ADHD - Candy's Story

    A Distraction listener named Candy shares some of her experiences as a Black woman with ADHD. This frank conversation touches on diagnosis, treatment, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

    Share your thoughts with us! Record a voice memo or send an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

    Thanks to our sponsors, OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College.

    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our editor is Scott Persson.

    • 37 min
    Mentally Prepare Yourself For The Future

    Mentally Prepare Yourself For The Future

    As fall nears closer and the pandemic rages on it can be difficult to envision what next month, or even next week will look like. In this mini episode Dr. H shares some words of advice on how to think about the future and get ready for whatever comes next.

    Please share your thoughts and ideas with us! connect@distractionpodcast.com.

    Thanks to our sponsors, OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College!

    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Edited by Scott Persson, and produced by Sarah Guertin.

    • 11 min
    ADHD and Accepting Help, Hormones, Meds and More

    ADHD and Accepting Help, Hormones, Meds and More

    Ned does one of the things he loves best-- answer YOUR questions about ADHD!
    Reach out to us! Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.
    Thanks to our sponsor, OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College.
    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our editor is Scott Persson.

    • 34 min
    A Remarkable Story of Adapatability

    A Remarkable Story of Adapatability

    On this day in 1967 the people of Sweden successfully enacted a major change to daily life in their country. Listen as Ned shares the story and ponders whether the United States could accomplish the same kind of feat!

    Please reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com.

    Thank you to our sponsors, OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College.

    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our recording engineer/editor is Scott Persson.

    • 6 min
    Exercise and ADHD Are a Winning Pair

    Exercise and ADHD Are a Winning Pair

    Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Med School, bestselling author, and Ned's writing partner of many years, joins our host to talk about all the positive effects exercise has on your brain, including helping you focus.

    Reach out to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com.
    Thanks to our sponsors, OmegaBrite Wellness and Landmark College!

    Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our editor is Scott Persson.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
472 Ratings

472 Ratings

JessVenezia ,

A Real Person who loves you for who you are

A great doctor and wonderful person.

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So helpful and comforting

It is such a helpful listen, very grounding, informative and interesting.

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Validation

This is a great podcast. Helpful tips and super validating. Feels so good to be understood. Thanks!

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