Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders, and it continues into adulthood. According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects an estimated 4.1 percent of Americans over 18 years old. Researchers still aren’t sure exactly what causes it, but both genetic and environmental factors are believed to play major roles.
Living with ADHD isn’t easy. People with ADHD have trouble focusing on one task. They may fidget or get bored easily. The disorder can make it more difficult to accomplish goals at work or at school, and potentially interfere with your daily life.
Treatments for ADHD include medications, therapy, and educational programs that focus on keeping symptoms under control. While there is no cure, it can be more manageable with understanding and the right coping tools.
These podcasts certainly fit the bill, and might offer some helpful strategies that you can apply in your daily life.
1. ADHD Experts
On ADDitude, high profile ADHD experts help you tackle family life, education, and work life, and offer advice on how to manage your symptoms. Unlike other podcasts, the format is more interactive. The questions come from adults with ADHD and parents whose children have it. You can participate by registering for the live webinar. Listen here.
2. Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast
Nikki Kinzer, PCC, is a certified ADHD coach. She helps people develop positive strategies to manage time, get organized, de-stress, and make themselves more productive. In her podcast, Kinzer looks at specific trouble areas for people with ADHD and gives you actionable tips on how to solve problems. These may include behavior techniques or new technologies on the market that can help keep you on track. Listen here.
3. Adult Attention Deficit Disorders Center of Maryland
The Adult Attention Deficit Disorders Center of Maryland is a collaboration between David W. Goodman, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Valerie L. Goodman, LCSW-C, clinical psychotherapist. They provide a variety of educational and other resources to help people living with ADHD. Their podcasts and audio interviews address common issues people with ADHD might face, like being diagnosed with a mental health condition on top of ADHD. Listen here.
4. More Attention, Less Deficit
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist who focuses on diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults who have ADHD, as well as other conditions. His book, “More Attention, Less Deficit,” was written to help adults with ADHD. In his podcasts, which tackle a different topic each episode, Tuckman provides actionable steps to help you make positive changes. Listen here.
5. Dr. Kenny
Dr. Kenny Handelman is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is also an author and speaker. His books and podcasts focus on ADHD, and he tackles all sorts of topics: from medications to parenting, to the history of ADHD, and more. He shares his expert advice in each area. Listen here.
6. ADHD Support Talk Radio
Tara McGillicuddy, an ADD and ADHD expert and the founder and director of ADDClasses.com, uses her podcast to discuss important issues and challenges facing people with ADHD. Together with expert guests, McGillicuddy tackles all sorts of issues, from planning ahead, to managing your finances, to stress management. Listen here.
7. ADHD reWired
Eric Tivers, LCSW, therapist, and coach, does things a little differently. He doesn’t just interview ADHD experts…he also talks to everyday people with the disorder. Listeners benefit from hearing strategies developed by the professionals, as well as stories they can relate to. Listen here.
8. Practical ADHD Strategies
Laura Rolands, founder of MyAttentionCoach.com, was a human resources professional for over 15 before becoming an ADHD coach in 2009. In her podcast, Rolands shares practical tips for being more productive with ADHD. She offers her own tips, as well as interviews experts on time management, mindfulness, and more. Listen here.
9. ADHD Weekly
Jay Carter, host of ADHD Weekly, has the unique perspective of having being first diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 42. He began to learn more about the disorder and soon became a coach himself. Carter’s podcast discusses his personal tips and tricks along with advice from experts in the field. Listen here.
When Mark Patey was diagnosed with ADHD in fifth grade, he was put in a special education class and grouped with the “trouble makers” and kids who had severe disabilities. Despite the challenges presented by his ADHD, he went on to become a successful businessman. In his podcast, Patey discusses what an ADHD diagnosis means and how it doesn’t have to be something negative. Listen here.