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Archive for March, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

What is Misophonia?

Have you ever heard of Misophonia? Do you ever find yourself annoyed or in a rage over someone chewing gum, smacking their lips or clicking a pen? Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. In today’s Distraction episode S2 #4, Dr. Hallowell  talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from Misophonia since he was a young child.

He also speaks with Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition.

LISTEN to Dr. Hallowell’s podcast and learn more about Misophonia. If you know someone who might suffer from this condition, please share this post with them.

READ Dr. Hallowell’s comments on misophonia in ADDitude Magazine.

Dr. Hallowell advocates, “Never worry alone.” Read more on how to manage worry here!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

ADHD Relationship Help via Phone Seminar

This premier seminar provides hope, information and the tools you need to thrive in a healthier, happier relationship.  In it you will learn:

  • How to trust again
  • The steps you need to take to let go of your anger and frustration
  • How to move from “correcting our problems” to “enjoying each other”
  • Why there is hope for you and your partner…and how to tap into it
  • How to deal with a partner who is not yet in control of his or her anger
  • What you both need to know about ADHD treatment
  • Strategies that move you away from parent/child interactions into a balanced, equal-status partnership
  • How to significantly improve your communication skills
  • The ways you can be closer than you have been in a long time, and find the joy and intimacy you miss​​​​​​​

Agenda and dates

The upcoming sessions are:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Session 1:  Optimizing ADHD treatment; Understanding the differences between you
Tuesday, April 4, Session 2:  Interpreting ADHD symptoms; Symptom/response/response cycles and how to interrupt them; Defensiveness and anger intro
THURSDAY, April 6, Session 3:  Anger continued; Getting out of parent/child dynamics; The healing process; Setting boundaries
Tuesday, April 18, Session 4:  Communication strategies that work
Tuesday, April 25, Session 5:  Getting away from fights and chore wars
Tuesday, May 2, Session 6:  Difficult to understand behaviors in both partners and what to do about them (lying, nagging and more); Rebuilding trust
Tuesday, May 9, Session 7:  Finding joy in your ADHD-impacted relationship; Building personal intimacy
MONDAY, May 15, Session 8:  Rebuilding sex and desire, Course recap and next steps

For a more detailed curriculum, go to this page.


Melissa Orlov has been teaching (and constantly improving) this seminar since 2010.  She is the author of two award-winning books on the topic of ADHD and relationships, and is dedicated to helping couples impacted by ADHD learn how to thrive.  She is a popular instructor, giving talks and seminars for couples and therapists around the world.

Melissa is considered on of the foremost authorities on this topic, and is known for her practical approach – providing both insight from her many years of experience with the topic and specific strategies that work.  She wants you to learn what she’s learned – only much faster!  With this seminar she has surprised many couples who had lost hope…but then learned specific skills they needed to improve their lives together.

At this site you can find many resources developed by Melissa and her team and she hopes you will explore.  If you want more details about Melissa, go to the About page.

Who should take this seminar?

Generally, both partners take the seminar, as this is how you make the most progress.  However, one partner may also take it solo.

  • “mixed” couples – one partner with and one partner without ADHD
  • dual –ADHD couples
  • therapists and counselors


  • partners do not need to have an official diagnosis of ADHD – only suspect they may have it – this course will help them determine how to proceed
  • any age
  • married or committed to each other
  • any gender mix
  • from any location in the world

Pricing & refund policy

$289 per couple includes:

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

What 67 Years Has Taught Me About ADHD!

Dr. Hallowell is delighted to announce he will be the Keynote speaker at the:

First Annual New England Conference on ADHD on
June 10, 2017 in Manchester, NH.

This event is presented by Psychiatry Redefined in collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University  (SNHU.) They are pleased to offer Dr. Hallowell’s subscribers a 25% discount off the registration fee if you register by April 10, 2017 and use your special code HALLOWELL   Click here to learn more and register.

Join Dr. Hallowell as he shares what 67 years has taught him about ADHD, his personal experiences treating ADHD clients and his strength-based approach. Having ADHD and Dyslexia himself, Dr.Hallowell will introduce you to the many facets of the world of ADHD.

This is a full day conference and CE Credits are available.

Learn more about ADHD here.

Monday, March 13th, 2017

ADHD and Superstars

Recently I had the pleasure to interview YouTube superstar, Chris Oflyng to kick off Season 2 of my weekly podcast DISTRACTION. Chris earned his ranking as one of YouTube’s top bloggers by recording himself performing wacky stunts and emotional appeals on camera. But despite his 1 million subscribers, Chris reached out to the show for help because he still struggles with his ADHD. LISTEN to my interview with Chris (Season 2, Episode 1) and learn about his fascinating journey with ADHD.

If you don’t have iTunes, you can listen HERE.

I’d like to thank my DISTRACTION listeners for making our first year a huge success. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for a whole year. I’ve enjoyed building a podcast community and appreciate your support, feedback and suggestions.

Please click here if you have an idea for a show. Thanks again for your support.

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