74 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 20 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.

    It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later

    It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later

    Hello my beloveds. I'm here to let you know that The ADHD Manual Podcast is going on hiatus. 
    I have simply too many ideas that I want to develop, so the pod is taking a break while I work on breathing new life into TAM. I will be back with public updates on November 16th at the latest! 
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    theadhdmanual.com | theadhdmanual@gmail.com

    • 21 min
    Ask Abby: Time Perception & ADHD

    Ask Abby: Time Perception & ADHD

    Today I'm here with something different: a listener interviews me about time blindness/time perception differences in ADHD and how loved ones can support ADHDers struggling with it.

    Thank you for joining me Laura!

    If you want to come on the pod with me and discuss an ADHD topic of your choice, please email me! theadhdmanual@gmail.com

    Uncut audio is on Patreon, and for a full list of sources visit theadhdmanual.com.
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    • 46 min
    August Hate Campaign

    August Hate Campaign

    TW: medical trauma, gaslighting, death/mortality 
    Six years ago this week, I almost died. And for some reason, that still bothers me?? So today I spend some time unpacking how trauma recovery might look for the neurospicy. 
    More information on the symptoms of pulmonary embolism & blood clots 


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    • 45 min
    ADHD Eating Tips

    ADHD Eating Tips

    Today I give a few tips to address some of the challenges ADHDers might face when it comes to fueling their meat machines. 
    Follow these nutritionists on Insta for more ADHD-friendly anti-diet nutrition tips: 
    @adhd.nutritionist 
    @adhd.dietitian 
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    • 42 min
    Ask Abby: Easing Transitions

    Ask Abby: Easing Transitions

    Today I answer a question about how to ease transitions for yourself and/or your neurodivergent children. 

    For time, I ended up cutting a section in which I talk more about how task switching involves every executive function. If that interests you, check out the full episode on Patreon.

    Here's everything else I've written and recorded on executive functions. 
    Check out this article on ADDitude for more suggestions on helping kids with transitions. 
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    • 41 min
    We Don't Love the Same

    We Don't Love the Same

    As Pride Month comes to an end, queer neurodivergents might be wishing they could have participated more. Here's how I know you did more than enough.
    "Wild Geese" is from Dream Work (1986) by Mary Oliver.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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I am a 12 year old with ADHD and i always wondered why these things were happining.

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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.

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