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Archive for October, 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Why Does Your ADHD Brain Pull You From the Task at Hand?

ADHD’s Secret Demon — And How to Tame It

Ever wonder why your brain is always trying to pull you away from the task at hand? It may be related to a little-known function of the brain — called the default mode network — that’s draining valuable energy from more active regions.

Read Dr. Hallowell’s complete article in ADDitude Magazine

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

ADHD and Money

It’s very common for someone with ADHD to also have trouble managing their finances. In this special Distraction episode, Dr. Hallowell is joined in the studio by his son Jack, a financial planner who also has ADHD, to talk about the unique problems ADHDers have managing their money and what can be done about it.

Your podcast on money almost made me cry. The fight we have to stay just above water, so to speak is an incredible challenge, Doc. One that you know 1st hand so very well. I have a few Battle Tactics that I use to combat this Financial Dragon that have helped. Your son brought up some great TRUTH’s about us and MAN-0-MAN were they ever dead on. I look (LISTEN) forward to more of your Podcasts. Thx so much for being an Advocate for us passionate peoples.” – D.S.

Listen to this Distraction Episode.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Lisa Ling Discusses ADHD

Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling opens up to Dr. Hallowell about her ADHD diagnosis, and the issues she’s struggled with since childhood. She talks about the unique challenges of being a minority with ADHD, and how her ADHD strengths have helped make her who she is today.

Ling was formerly a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show “The View,” a field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and contributor to ABC News’ “Nightline” and National Geographic’s “Explorer.” Currently, you can catch Lisa in the CNN Original Series, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” which began its fourth season earlier this month.

Listen to this Distraction Podcast episode

S2 Ep 22: Journalist Lisa Ling On Having ADHD

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

PSA for ADHD Awareness Month

Please listen to Dr. Hallowell’s PSA for ADHD awareness month. 

 If there is interest in doing a short or long form interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell please contact Ron Pell, Director of Media Relations 203.407.33753 F. 203.407.2375, ronp@crnradio.com

Here is a list of questions that interviewers can ask Dr. Hallowell:

 1.      What is ADHD and how and why has our awareness of it skyrocketed in recent years?

2.      Is ADHD a disease? Is it treatable?

3.      Are workaholics more likely to have ADHD? How does ADHD affect our work?

4.      Is ADHD more prevalent in children that in adults?

5.      What advice can you give parents whose children have ADHD?

6.      What are the positive qualities associated with ADHD?

7.      What are the negative qualities associated with ADHD?

8.      What causes ADHD?

9.      Do you have some tips for relieving anxiety and stress – common symptoms of those with ADHD?

10.  How does ADHD affect children in an academic setting?


Thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated and please let me know if you need anything else!

 Ron Pell

Ron Pell Director of Media Relations

P. 203.407.33753 F. 203.407.2375



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Saturday, October 7th, 2017

ADHD: Myths vs Facts

Think you know what ADHD is and isn’t?

Myth: Having ADHD means you are stupid.

Fact: People with ADHD vary in their intelligence (whatever that elusive word means!) as much as the general population does. Many people with ADHD are extremely intelligent, especially in the areas of creativity, originality, intuition, resourcefulness, and emotional savvy. Indeed, when I meet with someone who has ADHD, one of my top priorities is to locate as quickly as possible their special talent, which I often call their special sauce, because, in my experience, almost everyone with ADHD has one!

Learn more about some common ADHD myths by listening to Dr. Hallowell”s quick mini Distraction podcast HERE.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

ADHD and The Key To The Best Outcome!

People often ask me, “What’s the key to getting the best outcome in working with ADD?”

There is no one key.  Watch out for simplistic solutions and the people who offer them.  There is no one best remedy, there is no one best system, there is no one best medication or nutritional supplement.  And what works for one person will not necessarily work for you or your child.

However, having treated ADD in children and adults for over 30 years now, and having ADD as well as dyslexia myself, I can say with absolute certainty that while there is no one key, we do have a marvelous assortment of keys that open many of the doors untreated ADD can seem to close.  The doors to success, personal fulfillment, joy, health, and lifelong satisfaction.

“The key” is to find the various keys that work for you. The best way to do this is to work with a doctor who knows that vast array of available keys.  Sadly, such doctors can be hard to find.  If that’s the case for you, start with my books.  Start with Delivered from Distraction and SuperParenting for ADD.  Those books will show you many keys that might work for you or your child.  As you read, you will start to smile and fill up with knowledge and knowledge’s sibling, hope.

I can tell you for sure that there is always a realistic chance for major improvement.  So don’t settle for mediocre results.  People with ADD are champions in the making.  I want you to know this just as surely as I know it.  You, or your child, are champions in the making.  Let me help you get there, either through my books, or through my podcasts on ADHD or my website.

The great mistake people make as they work with their ADD or their child’s is settling for less than the best outcome.  Please don’t make that mistake yourself.

If you’re having difficulty finding the right doctor to treat ADHD, please listen to my Distraction Podcast S2 Mini 19 on: You Saw the Wrong Psychiatrist to learn more.

If your child has ADHD, you may be interested in learning more about my video series with Impact ADHD: “Parenting with Impact: Dr. Hallowell’s Keys to Understanding ADHD.”

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