11 Best ADHD Videos of 2012
ADHD can be a frustrating—but entertaining—condition. The proof is in the videos.
11 Best ADHD Videos of 2012
ADHD can cause problems with more than just your concentration. It affects the relationships, pocketbook, professional success, and quality of life of millions of Americans. According to the CDC, in some areas of the country more than 15% of U.S. children are diagnosed with this challenging condition.
Get a new take on life with ADHD by watching this excellent variety of themed videos. From a laugh a minute to a school-worthy lesson, you will enjoy this selection of ADHD videos or we’ll give you—wait, what were we just saying? Check them out.
Sh*t No Adult with ADHD Says
That’s right, we started off with a video that we couldn’t even spell out fully. A few seconds into the video, though, you’ll understand why this clever spoof is at the top of our list. Those of you familiar with the rash of videos themed about “stuff” people say will get a kick out of this creative ADHD skit.
After all, if you have ADHD, you can probably relate to the talented comedy of the Totally ADD team. Count how many of the statements you’ve ever said, and then let them know their video is spot on!
Comedian Jeff Allen on ADHD
To keep the laughs rolling, wholesome comedian Jeff Allen takes a few jabs at his son’s ADHD (and his own!). From dealing with teachers to discussing the symptoms, Jeff manages to make everything about life with ADHD seem as funny as it should be.
Check out his short skit and enjoy this free dose of ADHD comedy. Anyone who has fought with their child to get some control or received a call from the school will definitely be able to identify with Jeff.
Adam Levine Talks About His ADHD
The Own Your ADHD campaign has found a few key advocates to raise awareness about ADHD diagnosis and treatment—especially for adults. Find out how Maroon 5 star Adam Levine dealt with his ADHD before finally deciding to seek treatment, as well as why he waited so long.
Many adults experience the same story as Adam (besides the fame), delaying a diagnosis and stubbornly believing they “outgrew” or “beat” their attention problems. Check out this great PSA.
RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson, the RSA Ben Franklin Award winner, offers an intriguing look at the education system and the apparent “epidemic” of ADHD in this fascinating animated video. He muses on creativity, economics, the arts, and the future of the world if education and medication continue as they are.
Challenge your own thinking by taking the opportunity to watch this fascinating clip. Divergent thinking, genius, history, and a million captivating concepts float through this lecture with research to connect them all. See if this video changes your mind about life, ADHD, and everything in between.
Harry Potter has ADHD?
Even if you can’t stand Harry Potter—or Dumbledore’s ridiculous beard—you may just enjoy this spoof. This high-quality parody is one for the record books. Join Take 180 Studios as they reimagine the Harry Potter saga from a new angle sure to delight (almost) everyone with ADHD.
How hard is it to follow a spell when you have ADHD? Can a wizard with ADHD defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? Find out in this new take on the world-famous magic man.
Ever wonder who among the famous people in history may have shared your diagnosis? Ever think that ADD or ADHD gives you a bit of a creative “edge?” You’re not alone.
Find out which of your favorite comedians, thinkers, actors, and artists had ADD or ADHD. Rethink ADD and ADHD, and explore the possibility that this condition may just be what makes you special. Even better, what sets you apart right now could be what sets you apart—famously—forever.
Celebrities with ADHD: Ty Pennington
If you love Extreme Home Makeover—or just Ty Pennington—then this video is for you. Listen to the celebrity carpenter and designer talk about his own diagnosis and dealings with ADHD. Find out how this hyper, inattentive team conquered his condition and went on to achieve fame and HGTV fortune.
Now that Ty has his ADHD under control, he has turned his sights toward making a difference for youngsters facing the same situation. Check out his advocacy efforts or just stare and swoon as he does great things for the ADHD community.
Old Spice Meets ADHD
Totally ADD has done it again. This clever skit spoofs the incredibly popular Old Spice commercials by turning ADHD into a mile-a-minute activity walk. Follow along with this elderly gentleman’s towel-clad chat—if you can!
From guitars to bicycles, this ad has a little bit of everything, much like the lives of many people with ADHD. The people from Totally ADD can relate (obviously), so be sure to take their humorous videos in stride. After seeing their thoughtful work, you may even consider taking their example and contributing to ADHD awareness in the same way.
ADHD in Children
Is it just the typical hyperactivity of children, or is it overly impulsive and disruptive behavior? Is it youthful energy or is it acting out? And what if you are quite and inoffensive but suffer from ADHD—who will notice it and help find treatment?
As a child, ADHD can be a challenging condition, but this WebMD video argues that kids with ADHD don’t always stand out as the most boisterous of the bunch. Listen to what warnings these experts have about only singling out the loudest, most hyper children for ADHD assessment. You may be surprised with their take on the matter.
ADHD and the Brain
If you’ve always wondered how ADHD was identified and how it makes you different from those without it, then this is the video for you. The brains of people with ADHD are actually physically different, and many scientists believe there may be chemical differences, as well.
Find out how the ADHD brain functions and how it differs from a “normal” brain. Learn how ADHD treatments interact with the brain differences, and begin to understand the true basis of this common and controversial diagnosis.
Adult ADD/ADHD Documentary
Everyone knows someone who thinks ADHD is just an excuse for procrastinating, losing interest, or “checking out” when something important needs to be done. If you’re a bit of a skeptic or you have your own doubts about the veracity of this condition, watch this brief documentary.
You can learn how adult ADHD is diagnosed and what characterizes true ADHD in adults. The truth isn’t always predictable and convenient—just ask this new documentary star about his new diagnosis!
11 Best ADHD Videos of 2012 Closing
If you had the attention span to get through all of these fabulous ADHD videos, then congratulations! Either your meds are working, or you will be able to share these great clips with your ADHD pals…
Let these filmmakers know their work is appreciated by spreading the word about these videos. A lot of effort goes into such creative and productive advocacy work—make it count for something by liking, linking, and even Tweeting your favorites. That way you can do your part for ADHD awareness efforts.