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ADHD Experts Podcast

Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: (look for the episode number). Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at:


423- The 2e Playbook for Nurturing Gifted Students with ADHD
2e, or twice exceptional, students are undeniably bright, but often plagued by inconsistent performance due to interfering symptoms from ADHD or another diagnosis. Learn how to help 2e students strive and thrive from Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., and Joshua Dieker.
62:27 09/29/2022
422- Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: Current Guidelines for Treatment and Behavioral Interventions
Children who have ADHD are at an increased risk for developing chronic tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome. John Piacentini, Ph.D., presents an overview of symptoms, co-occurring conditions, and treatment and behavioral interventions.
61:38 09/26/2022
421- The Right Questions to Ask Before, During, and After an ADHD Diagnosis
ADHD evaluations can be time-intensive and expensive, so it’s important to be educated about what options exist and what to expect. Norrine Russell, Ph.D., gives parents the questions they need to ask during and after the process.
61:56 09/19/2022
420- The Power of Positive Reinforcement: Why Rewards Trump Punishments for Students with ADHD
Punishment may keep a child with ADHD on task in the short term, but it may carry serious long-term consequences for children with weak emotional regulation. Gail Tripp, Ph.D., shares positive reinforcement strategies to use at school and at home.
62:19 09/12/2022
419- The ADHD Tax: How to Avoid the Late Fees & Other Costs of Forgetfulness & Impulsivity
Have you incurred late fees on bills? Went to buy sneakers and came home with a kayak? Had to replace misplaced items? Rick Webster explains how emotions underlie spending decisions, and strategies to overcome financial obstacles caused by ADHD.
63:03 09/01/2022
418- Why Will No One Play with Me? Social-Emotional Skills for Children with ADHD
Does your child have a hard time with friends? Should you step in? And do what? As parents know, there is a fine line between interfering and supporting. Learn how to coach your kids toward greater social skills from Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.
62:08 08/30/2022
417- What Is Hoarding vs. ADHD Clutter? Defining Characteristics and Strategies to Help
The clutter that accompanies ADHD is often confused with a hoarding disorder. Learn the guidelines for diagnosing hoarding disorder, the link with ADHD, and treatment best practices from Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and Randy O. Frost, Ph.D.
61:19 08/23/2022
416- Mental Health Out Loud: The Mental Health Fallout from Social Media Use
Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares what research tells us about social media use and mental health among kids and teens, including the elevated risk for depression, anxiety, self-harm, and more adverse outcomes among neurodivergent youth.
60:45 08/22/2022
415- Relieving Back-to-School Anxiety: Strategies for Caregivers and Educators of Anxious Students
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71:38 08/15/2022
414- Lifestyle Changes with the Biggest Impact on Kids with ADHD
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61:20 08/09/2022
413- Meet the Teacher: How to Build Relationships This Back-to-School Season
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61:26 07/28/2022
412- Maladaptive Daydreaming vs. ADHD: Important Similarities and Distinctive Differences
Maladaptive dreaming (MD) is gaining scientific recognition, though it is not yet a psychiatric diagnosis. Nirit Soffer-Dudek, Ph.D., defines the condition and highlights similiarities to and differences from the mind-wandering seen with ADHD.
61:03 07/26/2022
411- Integrated Care for Children with ADHD: How to Form a Cross-Functional Care Team
Sheryl Morelli, M.D., Leslie F. Graham, MSW, & Douglas Russell, M.D., explain the integrated care model for ADHD—when primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, and school officials collaborate—and how it improves outcomes.
63:13 07/14/2022
410- Gaslighting, Love Bombing & Beyond: How to Recognize (and End) Toxic Relationships with ADHD
Some research and plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people with ADHD may be more vulnerable to toxic relationships. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., explains why — and how to avoid being a target of gaslighting, love bombing, or other emotional abuse.
62:56 07/08/2022
409- Mental Health Out Loud: How to De-escalate Explosive Stress Reactions
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63:43 07/01/2022
408- Nurturing Resilience and Motivation in Children with ADHD
Children with ADHD often display low self-esteem and a general sense of pessimism. Robert Brooks, Ph.D., discusses how parents & professionals can counter these feelings with a strength-based approach that highlights a youngster’s "islands of competence."
61:32 06/30/2022
407- Mental Health Out Loud: How Stress and Trauma Affect the Brain
Cheryl Chase, Ph.D., explains how trauma, stress, anxiety, and fear can disrupt and delay brain development, and what caregivers can do at home to help a child or teen move forward and avoid long-term adverse impacts on health, learning, and more.
60:35 06/27/2022
406- Virtual Mental Health Providers: How to Get Quality ADHD Care Online
How can patients know whether they’re getting quality online care for ADHD that is safe and effective? Maggie Sibley, Ph.D., explores best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD and in the delivery of telehealth and teletherapy.
62:00 06/23/2022
405- For Dads With (and Without) ADHD: How to Understand and Support Your Kids
ADHD can complicate the father-child relationship. Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., discusses how dads with and without ADHD can set a calmer tone at home, distinguish between a reason and an excuse in terms of ADHD and behavior, improve their relationship, & more.
64:58 06/19/2022
404- Mental Health Out Loud: Youth Traumas and Anxieties Today
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60:14 06/15/2022
403- When Dyslexia and ADHD Overlap: Symptoms, Misconceptions, and Interventions
About half of people with ADHD also have a learning disorder, the most common of which is the language-based LD dyslexia. Learn about key signs of ADHD and dyslexia, similarities and differences, and effective interventions from Cheryl Chase, Ph.D.
62:49 06/06/2022
402- The Unexpected Link Between Migraine Headaches and ADHD
Sarah Cheyette, M.D., shines a light on the connection between migraine headaches and ADHD, explains factors that may lead to or worsen headaches in people with and without ADHD, and women in particular, and shares strategies to reduce or stop migraines.
62:10 05/27/2022
401- Anxiety in Children: Overlooked Signs and Effective Supports
Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among children and teens, and it is not something they outgrow. Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., discusses how to identify anxiety, what can worsen kids’ worries and associated behaviors, and strategies that help.
62:38 05/20/2022
400- A Parent’s Guide to the Best School Options for Students with ADHD and LD
Public school, private school, parochial school, charter school, homeschool, or tutors? Kathy Kuhl discusses the pros and cons of different school options, factors to consider, and how to determine which one is best for your child and your family.
61:47 05/16/2022
399- Caring for YOU So You Can Care for Your Child: Strategies and Support for Moms with ADHD
Parenting a child with ADHD can be stressful — especially if the parent also has the condition. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D., teaches mothers how to manage the challenges specific to households with ADHD and how to promote own emotional health.
62:48 05/07/2022
398- How Emotional Dysregulation & ADHD Complicate Teen Relationships
The ability to regulate emotions exists on a continuum, and teens with ADHD are twice as likely as their neurotypical peers to struggle with emotional dysregulation. Learn evidence-based interventions proven to help from Ellen Littman, Ph.D.
62:26 04/29/2022
397- "I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math & Writing Performance
Math and writing are often difficult subjects for students with ADHD because both require extensive working memory. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares research-based math study skills, how to help your child get their thoughts down on paper, and more.
63:00 04/25/2022
396- Why Adults with ADHD Abandon Medication — and How to Improve Treatment Outcomes
The vast majority of adults who start ADHD medication stop taking it within a year. The reasons have to do with the nature of ADHD itself or the myths surrounding medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers strategies for consistent symptom management.
61:25 04/19/2022
395- Start with 'Hello': How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections
As Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains, many adults with ADHD hold back from participating in the relationships they truly desire due to fears of embarrassment or rejection. Learn to participate in social situations with more confidence, manage RSD, and more.
62:49 04/08/2022
394- What Is Your Child's Sensory Profile? Strategies for Supporting Children with ADHD and SPD
Parenting a child with ADHD and sensory processing disorder (SPD) requires an understanding of the child's needs. Candace Peterson, M.S., OTRL, teaches parents how to determine their child's sensory profile and equips them with tools that will help.
62:12 04/01/2022