16 episodes

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

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 9 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.

    Ask Abby: ADHD vs. Anxiety

    Ask Abby: ADHD vs. Anxiety

    Today I answer a question about how to tell the difference between ADHD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and what to do when the two of them show up to the party holding hands. Send questions and comments, in writing or voice message, to...

    • 20 min
    ADHD in "The Office"

    ADHD in "The Office"

    People who should listen to this episode: Adults struggling with ADHD in their workplace Employers who manage workers with ADHD People who want more Abby/Joe sibling talk Fans of "The Office" quotes Today I am joined once again by my brother Joe to chat...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    You Are Entering the No-Time Zone

    You Are Entering the No-Time Zone

    Today I talk about time blindness and ADHD, and why we can't "just leave earlier." Click here to read my original article on time blindness. René Brooks with Black Girl, Lost Keys: https://blackgirllostkeys.com/ Jessica McCabe with How to ADHD:...

    • 34 min
    Book Review: "The Extraordinaries" by TJ Klune

    Book Review: "The Extraordinaries" by TJ Klune

    Today I review a novel that puts ADHD front and center: The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune. "Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the...

    • 33 min
    Teacher Talks Back

    Teacher Talks Back

    Happy average, ordinary Thursday! Today I interview Taylor, a 5th grade Spanish teacher with ADHD. This episode has everything: ADHD accommodations in higher education and the workplace, medication side effect gossip, what your teacher with ADHD is...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ask Abby: How to Help Your ADHD Students Succeed

    Ask Abby: How to Help Your ADHD Students Succeed

    Today I answer a question from a middle school teacher looking for ways to support his ADHD students in class. Send questions, comments, stories (in writing or audio clips) to theadhdmanual@gmail.com For more information visit theadhdmanual.com

    • 37 min

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9 Ratings

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Great Insight

Abby has a great way of mixing her personal and clinical knowledge of ADHD. Even after one short episode, I feel like I have a deeper understanding. As a mental health therapist, I am excited to have more effective resources for ADHD education!

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