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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Your ADHD Brain is a Ferrari

My goal is to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls. When the diagnosis of ADHD emphasizes what is wrong with a person, that person immediately starts to see himself in those negative terms. Shame, fear and self-doubt grow. However, when the treatment of ADHD begins with an effort to find what’s good in a person by using a strength-based approach to ferret out their hidden strengths and emphasizes what is positive, then the person sees himself in a positive light.  

When explaining ADHD to a child, I say, “you have a turbo charged mind – like a Ferrari engine, but the brakes of a bicycle, and I’m the break expert.”   When ADHD is properly treated, the person can achieve great heights: doctors, lawyers, CEO’s, dreamers, innovators, explorers and even Harvard grads.   Founders of our country may have had ADHD. The flip-side of distractibility is curiosity.  

Read my ADDitude article “Your Brain is a Ferrari,” to learn more and watch my “RaceCar Brain” video below:

If you just found out your child has ADHD, learn more HERE.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Dr. Hallowell Family Lessons

I have a Crazy Family… and you may too. In fact, many, many people come from “crazy”. Listen to this great podcast with me and Dr Charles Parker on Corebrain Podcast. We discuss the lessons I learned from my family, my challenging childhood and why I became a Psychiatrist.

What to learn more about my strange childhood marked by what I call the “WASP triad” of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness?  Read my Memoir: “Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making of A Psychiatrist.”

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Erasing Stigma of ADD /ADHD, Dyslexia, Depression, etc.

KUOW interviewed Dr. Hallowell and Lesley Todaro, Hallowell Todaro Center, about erasing the stigma around the word “crazy,” the relationship between ADHD and creativity, and talking to kids about ADHD.

“Most people who have exceptional talent have one or another of the conditions we diagnosis, whether it’s anxiety disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, major depression, substance abuse,” says Hallowell. “It’s rare to find someone who has major talent who doesn’t wrestle with one or another of those conditions.”

CLICK HERE to read more and listen to KUOW’s interview on “Why Ned Hallowell wants to celebrate craziness.


Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Celebrating Your ADD / ADHD Differences

If you miss ADDitude’s online webinar “From Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth: It’s Time to Celebrate ADHD Differences,” with  ADD / ADHD experts Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Dodson, no worries. Thanks to ADDitude, you can LISTEN HERE and learn how to celebrate your ADHD.


“This was one of the best presentations on ADHD that I have ever heard. I especially appreciate your comments about someone with ADHD and LD being hardwired that way.”

“Thank you for the webinar. I’m an adult with adhd. Listening to this webinar had me in crocodile tears and a large lump in my throat to listen to the doctors describing exactly how difficult and challenging life is with add. I am 49 years old and i have not ran into anyone in my life who truly understands me. I guess it’s comforting to know I’m not alone. I liked Dr. Hallowell’s advise on describing and explaining your add with positives attributes. The struggle is real. –Thank you again”

Monday, October 1st, 2018

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Since it’s the first day of ADHD Awareness Month, I’d like to encourage you to learn more about ADHD this month and share what you learn with others.

You can start today at 12:00 PM ET, by attending my online Keynote in the 9th Annual ADHD Expo. In my session, you’ll learn how to  embrace a strength-based approach that says, “If I get the right help, I am a champion in the making.” 

Register for FREE now ... and say good-bye to chronic, unexplained underachievement and hello to a whole new, purposeful and exciting life!

Most people who discover they have ADHD, whether they be children or adults, have suffered a great deal of pain. The emotional experience of ADHD is filled with embarrassment, humiliation, and self-castigation. By the time the diagnosis is made, many people with ADHD have lost confidence and blame themselves.  It’s important to remember, however, that ADHD is NOT your fault or the effect of bad parenting.

Learn more about overcoming “low self-esteem” and why ADHD need not be a disability in

interview with Dr. Hallowell:“I‘m a psychiatrist because I come from a crazy family.”

If you’d like to learn more about:

You can also listen to my  DISTRACTION Podcasts

or read: Delivered from Distraction.



Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

ADHD & Managing Negative Feelings

“Incompetent.” “Stupid.” “A loser.” You wouldn’t tolerate these insults from a friend or loved one, so stop saying them to yourself. Learn how to reverse the negative thinking that leaves you feeling depleted and defeated with my approach outlined in ADDitude’s article,  “Stop Beating Yourself Up Already.”

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