Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a thought leader, a NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned keynote speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle.
Dr. Hallowell now devotes his full professional attention to his clinical practice at the Hallowell Centers, speaking to audiences around the world, writing books and hosting the Distraction podcast. He has authored 20 books on various psychological topics, including ADHD (and the 1994 Driven to Distraction that sparked a revolution in our understanding of ADHD), the power of human connection, the childhood roots of adult happiness, how to help your people SHINE, forgiveness, managing worry and managing your “crazy busy” lives.
Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized International speaker and has presented to thousands on topics such as ADHD, strategies on handling your fast-paced life, the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness and other pertinent family and health issues.
He has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The Jane Pauley Show, The View and many more. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, USA Weekend, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many, many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine.
His Memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist was released June 12, 2018. It tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the “WASP triad” of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself.
As the host of the weekly DISTRACTION podcast, he explores why we are driven to distraction, how to better connect with others and how each of us can implement strategies that can turn modern problems into new-found strengths.
Since 2006, Dr. Hallowell’s Summer Adventure ADHD Family Camp has been helping parents and youth ages 8-18 Unwrap the Gifts of ADHD. The dates for 2019 are July 14-19.
Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack and Tucker. His greatest love is spending time with them, doing whatever they want to do.