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The ADHD Manual: How to survive with a colorful brain in a black and white world. Living with ADHD in a world built for neurotypicals (people with the most common brains) is like trying to follow an IKEA assembly manual for our Hot Wheels race car track pieces. We could toss this rocket launcher and buy crappy plastic pins. Or we could toss the manual and write our own.

The ADHD Manual Podcast Abby Chau, LMFT, ADHD-CCSP

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The ADHD Manual: How to survive with a colorful brain in a black and white world. Living with ADHD in a world built for neurotypicals (people with the most common brains) is like trying to follow an IKEA assembly manual for our Hot Wheels race car track pieces. We could toss this rocket launcher and buy crappy plastic pins. Or we could toss the manual and write our own.

    Today We Rest, Tomorrow We Fight

    Today We Rest, Tomorrow We Fight

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    • 11 min
    Neurodivergent/Queer: Intersections & Reflections

    Neurodivergent/Queer: Intersections & Reflections

    This is a brief excerpt from last week's ADHD & Sex Patreon episode, "My Coming Out Story ft. ADHD". If you want more juicy details about how growing up neurodivergent influenced my sexual identity, check out Patreon. 


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    • 26 min
    Life Lessons

    Life Lessons

    I am beyond excited, because today I get to show off the amazing minds in my community. Listen to how my neurodivergent peers answered the question:

    What is a life lesson you have learned (or unlearned) that changed your neurodivergent experience for the better?

    Thank you to all who shared so generously. I had to cut a couple for time, so for the full-length and video version of this episode, check out Patreon. 

    If this inspired you to reflect on your own collection of Neurodivergent Life Lessons, it's never too late to join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or email: theadhdmanual@gmail.com. Share what you've learned and you could be featured on a larger piece I'm curating for the website. 

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    • 43 min
    Ask Abby (and Joe): How to Handle RSD in Relationships

    Ask Abby (and Joe): How to Handle RSD in Relationships

    My brother Joe is back with wisdom and insight as we answer an email question about how to have challenging conversations with an ADHD loved one.

    For a video version of this episode with an extra half hour of content, check out Patreon. 
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    • 58 min
    Happy Diagnosis Day to Me!

    Happy Diagnosis Day to Me!

    Yesterday was the four year anniversary of my ADHD diagnosis! I took the opportunity to share the nuts and bolts of how it happened and some reflections on how it changed my life.

    "Which Side I'm On" - Blind Pilot 

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    • 40 min
    Executive Function Chronicles: Self Awareness

    Executive Function Chronicles: Self Awareness

    In 3rd grade, a teacher chastised me in front of the class for a "careless" mistake during a project. For twenty years I have bided my time. Now my moment has finally come.

    Article by Dr. Brown about ADHD & executive function

    The first of my videos about ADHD & sex comes out next Thursday the 28th.
    Become a patron to access that, episode transcripts, and other exclusive content. 

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Lifesaver

This podcast truly changed my life. It brought me from believing there was something different about me that I couldn’t explain to putting it into perspective that I have adhd. Every time I listen I think thank god, I thought I was the only one like this! It has helped me to feel more accepting of myself and understand my adhd better.

udonknowmyname ,

I love Abby

Finally a podcast about ADHD that isn’t overstimulating or overwhelming. I feel like I’m just hanging back with my super cool therapist friend who also happens to have ADHD and totally gets me.

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