Many individuals fear the long-term effects of taking stimulant medications. Question is are there long-term effects if you don’t take them? In this podcast, Rick Green of Totally ADD, shares his philosophy on the topic and offers insightful information to help people make an educated decision on taking medications. Rick is not pro-med, but he is anti-suffering. And we are both pro-education.
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Dr. John Ratey (www.johnratey.com) is a bestselling author and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a renowned psychiatrist on treating adults with ADD. Since he himself has ADD, it is no surprise that, as a co-author with Dr. Ned Hallowell of the bestselling seminal book on ADD/ADHD, Driven to Distraction, he was able to confront a variety of false notions about ADD, including the most common myths that ADD affects only children and that ADD limits intelligence or self-discipline. Listen in as Dr. Ratey shares his insight on exercise and the ADHD brain.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has nothing to do with intelligence or IQ. If 2% of the general population are eligible for Mensa, then 2% of the ADHD population are eligible for Mensa. There is a difference between having knowledge and having the ability to apply knowledge. Those with ADHD know what to do; they struggle doing what they know to do. Often, ADHD and high intelligence present added challenges for those with ADHD. Because of their intelligence, many have higher expectations of performance. If you are not aware of these challenges, it is hard to manage them. I encourage you to take the time to listen to my insightful interview with Dr. Thomas E. Brown to understand this dynamic and the reality that those with ADHD know what to do. Their challenge is in executing what they know to do.
Got ADHD? Ever make it to an appointment on time? Ever complete a task or a group of tasks? Ever complete a project without procrastinating? If so, “How Exactly Did You Do That” (HEDYDT)? Seriously! Critics are quick to point out what those with ADHD are not doing, but what about the things they do right? Those with ADHD are so focused on what they do wrong that few recognize what they do right; but when they do, only a few realize how or what they did to achieve success. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. David Nowell. He talks about strategic behavioral inquiry and how to use it to recognize what you do right to help you discover specifically what you did and how you did it, making it easier to reproduce your success again and again. If you know you are capable, if you realize you do things right, then this show is for you! Don’t miss it!
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be very confusing and even more confusing if you’re attending to the wrong things. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks about basic observations and simple truths with ADHD parent coach Caroline Maguire (http://necoaching.com). In their discussion, they illuminate things observed that most others miss and obstruct progress of the ADHD crowd. If you realize that what you’re attending to isn’t impacting your ADHD struggles, listen to this interview.
You love your ADHD kids. You know they learn best from experience, but learning experiences can be painful, so you shield them from their natural consequences. Does that really help them? What is the value to your child if you put off the learning? The older they get, the higher the stakes get. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, guest host Caroline Maguire (www.necoaching.com) and ADHD parenting expert Elaine Taylor-Klaus (www.impactadhd.com) discuss the parent’s dilemma: How many more years do you want to shield your ADHD child from the realities of life? How can you teach them to fail forward and learn from their consequences without feeling like you’re waiting for a train wreck? If you are a loving parent of an ADHD child, listen to this insightful interview.
ADHD is a challenge with lots of issues. The trick is how to problem-solve. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Laura MacNiven (www.springboardclinic.com). They have a conversation around ADHD and break it down into a few simple components, physics, biology, behavior, and mindset. They discuss the formula needed to find obvious solutions that can’t be explained based on how they appear. If you are struggling with ADHD problems and want insight on how to solve them, then you won’t want to miss this show.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications are often controversial, and questions abound. Awareness and education are key. That is why attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) is releasing this multipart series dedicated to ADHD stimulant awareness. Today we interview Dr. David Pomeroy on “ADHD Stimulant Awareness: Dosing” as Part 3. We have no doubt you will find this show enlightening.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications are often controversial, and questions abound. Awareness and education are key. That is why attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper is releasing this multipart series dedicated to ADHD stimulant awareness. Today we interview Ruth Hughes, former CEO of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) (http://chadd.org), on “ADHD Stimulant Awareness: Shortages” as Part 2. We have no doubt you will find this show enlightening.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications are often controversial, and questions abound. Awareness and education are key. That is why attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper is releasing this multipart series dedicated to ADHD stimulant awareness. Today we interview Dr. John I. Bailey, Jr., on “ADHD Stimulant Awareness: The Basics” as Part 1. We have no doubt you will find this show enlightening.