ADHD Expert and Best-Selling Author Dr. Edward Hallowell
Let’s meet the father of ADHD on our very first episode!
Today’s guest is Dr. Edward Hallowell, called by many the “father of ADHD.” This man’s books changed my life, and I’m so glad he’s our very first guest!
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In this episode:
- How people discover they first have ADD/ADHD
- The common conditions misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD
- The awareness of ADD of the general public and why Dr. Edward Hallowell decided to publish a book on it
- Types of damage done to kids in school by not understanding ADD/ADHD
- Positives and Negatives of ADD/ADHD
- Things Peter learned to improve his life
- ADHD vs “Life.”
- Problems with stimulation and distraction
- Traits vs the condition
- Percentage of the population that actually has ADHD
- What to do before resorting to medication
- Why it is called an epidemic
- Importance of systems
- “T-Positives” vs “T-Negatives”
- How addictions relate to ADD
- Creative outlets & adaptive methods
- The sport that has the largest number of recovering addicts
- Secrets of being successful in life
- Lillies vs Leeches
- Importance of having a coach
- Dr. Hallowell’s upcoming Podcast: Distraction
- Dr Edward Hallowell (Official Site / Twitter)
- Spark: Physical Exercise – Book by John J. Ratey
- The Edison Trait – Book by Lucy Jo Palladino
- Driven To Distraction – Book by Dr. Edward Hallowell
Mom of 14 yr old daughter who is different.. .this podcast is very helpful! thank you!
Loved the book Driven To Distraction, was one of the first things I read after my diagnosis. I hope Dr. Hallowell’s positivity catches on, a lot of the chatter I hear is about how to ‘deal’ with this in children, rather than how to build on those gifts. My son has ADHD as well, but we put him in positions to succeed and he’s incredibly happy, loving and creative. I don’t even talk to other parents or teachers about it because I don’t want it to be an excuse. Just watch out when he’s in rapid-fire-question mode 🙂
Excellent. Thanks for the listen! (back to work).
Just found your site through your article posted at foxnews health. I listened to your first podcast immediately, I’m at work on a Sunday, probably because I can’t manage my ADHD very well. I’m feeling hopeful, fingers crossed, and back to work!
Praise God for this. My whole life, “You’re just not trying hard enough.” The first time I was told I had a superpower was during my freshman year in college. That was the first time I thought there wasn’t something wrong with me. Every day I fight to remember this. I now run my own business, have 2 jobs, am in peak physical condition, consistently have to be creating, and I know I have a superpower, and I’m still on my way to understanding how to utilize it. Please. Please, listen to this. Understand it. And NEVER tell someone they just need to try harder. You have NO IDEA the fight we go through EVERY SINGLE DAY. You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, you are not broken, you do not need to be tamed, fixed, or changed. You can do destroy the box you have been put in. Do. Not. Give. Up.
Friend recommended this episode to me..it was very eye opening and made me think about whether or not I might be ADHD. Thank you.
Wonderful podcast. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Hallowell when ADHD/ADD coaching was introduced. Together, Faster than Normal and ADHD experts like Dr Hallowell will open up very useful information and resources for so many.
ADD is a different experience, often not Faster Than Normal….may we address that distraction and lack of attentiveness that are not as appreciated in a podcast?