Episode 10 is live! Today I try to give you all the dirt on diagnosing ADHD: who can do it, how to do it, how not to do it, and how to get started when seeking a diagnosis and getting help feels impossible.
Welcome to The ADHD Manual!
Living with ADHD in a world built for neurotypicals (people with the most common brains) is like trying to follow an IKEA assembly manual for our Hot Wheels race car track pieces. No matter how much tape is at our disposal, those little Swedish illustrations elude us. We could toss this rocket launcher and buy crappy plastic pins. Or we could toss the manual and write our own.
Episode 9 is live! Today I am joined by Nick and Tricia, hosts of Regular People Talking About Mental Health. We have an awesome discussion about the many wonders of ADHD relationships.
Episode 8 is live! To celebrate the arrival of ADHD Awareness Month, I apply some ADHD awareness to my pre-diagnosis journal entries from adolescence and young adulthood. Listen to find out why my friends stopped inviting me to Warped Tour.
The adventure of receiving an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood means you suddenly have a new lens with which to view the entirety of your life. It’s like you finally found the box to a puzzle you’ve been working on for years, so now you’re sorting through all these pieces and checking if they fit together. […]
Episode 7 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play with more thoughts from Abby and Joe about Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, emotional hyperarousal, and TV shows vs. movies.
Episode 6 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play with a very special guest star.
Episode 5 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play with a discussion on the third pillar of ADHD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD).
Episode 4 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play with an overview of the second pillar of ADHD, emotional hyperarousal, and how to differentiate between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Check out more about the three pillars of ADHD here. Podbean insisted my under-500-characters summary was over 500 characters, so here are the links […]
Episode 3 is live on Apple Podcasts and Google Play with an overview of the biggest reason ADHDers get the reputation of being “lazy”: the interest-based nervous system.
Episode 2 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play. Disclaimer: This is the anti-episode. DON’T listen if you want to hear useful information or advice. DO listen if you want to hear the embarrassing things I have been doing (and not doing) in Quarantine Land.