ADHD Resources

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.

ADHD explained

Race car brain with bicycle brakes

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.

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.

ADHD and estrogen

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.

ADHD Wellness

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.

ADHD Coaching and Therapy

How CBT Dismantles ADHD Negativity: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

Carl Sherman (PhD), Russell Ramsay (PhD), and Karen Barrow explain how CBT “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.

 

Coaching for 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.

 

Harnessing your hyperfocus

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 Books

ADHD Tools

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.

 

InflowCBT-based app designed by people with ADHD for people with ADHD. I use this app myself.

ADHD Organisations

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