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.
In this post I dig into 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.
Edward Hallowell (MD) talks about some of the symptoms doctors often misinterpret and misdiagnose when treating women with adult ADHD.
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.
Edge Foundation article explaining the relationship between estrogen and ADHD symptoms during the menstrual cycle, puberty and menopause.
An absolutely brilliant podcast. Andrew Huberman (PhD) is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In this episode, he discusses ADHD: what it is, the common myths, and the biology and psychology of ADHD. Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD Coaching and Therapy
delivers real-world benefits for adults with ADHD — namely higher self-esteem, productivity, and happiness”.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction-from Childhood through Adulthood Edward Ned Hallowell and John Ratey (2021).
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward Ned Hallowell and John Ratey (2011).
How to ADHD: Jessica McCabe’s YouTube channel is a toolbox of strategies for living with ADHD.
ADDitude Magazine: ADHD magazine, community and web site dedicated to strategies and support for individuals and families living with ADD and related conditions.
Smiling Minds app: 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