I have been sending interesting books, articles, podcasts and more to friends and clients with ADHD for ages. Here are some that of the resources I share most often. If it’s listed below I’ve read it (sometimes written it), listened to it, or tested it and it has my thumbs up.
What Does ADHD Look Like in Women? Many Doctors Are Still Getting It Wrong
Edward Hallowell (MD) talks about some of the symptoms doctors often misinterpret and misdiagnose when treating women with adult ADHD.
Why ADHD is different for women [ADDitude Podcast #337]
Ellen Littman (PhD) talks about gender-specific symptoms and treatments. Women’s presentation of ADHD symptoms contributes to the diagnostic confusion that still leaves many women overlooked or misdiagnosed. Listen on Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Spotify.
An Edge Foundation article explaining the relationship between estrogen and ADHD symptoms during the menstrual cycle, puberty and menopause.
What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain [ADDitude Podcast #152]
Joel Nigg (PhD) explains how the ADHD brain handles attention and emotion and how stimulant medications interact with it. Listen on Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Spotify.
The neuroanatomy of ADHD and thus how to treat ADHD [YouTube]
Russell Barkley gives an excellent account of how ADHD develops into adulthood, why we struggle, and (importantly) what we can do about it. 2009 lecture hosted by the Canadian Centre for ADHD Awareness (CADDAC).
The ADHD Toolbox: The Latest in ADHD Research with Dr. Russell Barkley [TouTube]
Russell Barkley and Bob Dietrich talk about the latest research in ADHD and how we can use it to support our children and families dealing with ADHD.
ADHD & How Anyone Can Improve Their Focus [Huberman Lab Podcast #37]
Andrew Huberman (PhD) discusses ADHD: what it is, the common myths, and the biology and psychology of ADHD. Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
More Than Just Genes: How Environment, Lifestyle, and Stress Impact ADHD
Joel Nigg (PhD) on AHD and epigenetics (Part I): ADHD is a genetic disorder, but DNA is not working alone. Stress, foods, and environmental toxins change the brain as well. Here, learn how to reverse their negative effects.
Beyond Genes: Leveraging Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition to Improve ADHD
Joel Nigg (PhD) on ADHD and epigenetics (Part II): ADHD is genetic, but it is also environmental — to a degree. You can’t change your DNA. But you CAN change your eating, fitness, and sleep habits — all of which may have real, positive effects on ADHD symptoms.
The Exercise Rx for ADHD [ADDitude Podcast #246]
John Ratey (MD) explains how to use movement to ease symptoms of ADHD. Powerful evidence shows that exercise improves not only physical health, but attention, working memory, behavior, mood, and executive functions. Listen on Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Spotify. Read in ADDitude Mag.
“What I Wish My Partner Knew About My ADHD / ADD”
Author and ADHD relationship expert, Melissa Orlov, talks about stress, intense emotions, and deadlines impact people differently and how these can strain ADHD-affected relationships – and shares “relationship fixes” from ADHD spouses.
ADHD Coaching and Therapy
How CBT Dismantles ADHD Negativity: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview
delivers real-world benefits for adults with ADHD — namely higher self-esteem, productivity, and happiness”.
How CBT and ADHD Coaching Help Adults Manage Their Symptoms Naturally [ADDitude Podcast #327]
Russel Ramsay (PhD) and David Giwerc discuss the similarities and differences between Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) and ADHD coaching (both are typically the first non-medical treatments recommended to adults with attention deficit disorder). Listen on Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Spotify.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for ADHD
CHADD article on CBT for ADHD: There is much interest in—but also apparently much confusion about—the nature of CBT and the way it can be used to help adults with ADHD.
CHADD article on coaching for ADHD: ADHD coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives.
ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction-from Childhood through Adulthood
Edward Ned Hallowell and John Ratey (2021).
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD: Proven Strategies to Succeed at Work, at Home, and in Relationships (2nd Edition)
Russell Barkley (2021).
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward Ned Hallowell and John Ratey (2011).
Procrastination – the hurdle we struggle to jump
Everyone procrastinates occasionally, but for those of us with ADHD struggling to get started or putting things off is something we struggle with almost every day. I talk about the neurobiology and psychology of procrastination, and what we can do about it.
Race car brain with bicycle breaks
In this post I dig into Ned Hallowell’s brilliant “race car brain with bicycle” analogy, and why we all struggle with paying attention or focusing on just one task, and why 20 milliseconds makes such a big difference for those of us with ADHD
Do you ever wish you could switch on hyperfocus whenever you want to? Do you find hyperfocus eludes you when you need it most? I do. Read about my own journey to creating my own ADHD superpower user guide.
Jessica McCabe’s YouTube channel is a toolbox of strategies for living with ADHD.
Free mindfulness app developed by psychologists and educators. Smiling Mind is a 100% not-for-profit organisation in Australia. Available for Android and iOS
Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation (GB4ADHD)
South Africa’s first non-profit to provide ADHD screening and early intervention services in underprivileged communities.
South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
ADHD toll-free ADHD helpline: 0800 55 44 33