ADHD and Bipolar Disorder: Treatment When You Have Both

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – March 6, 2023

ADHD and Bipolar DisorderResearch shows that it is not uncommon for those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to also have bipolar disorder. But how do you treat both conditions together? The symptoms of each condition are quite similar to the other and may overlap. Sometimes ADHD is mistaken for bipolar disorder, and bipolar disorder for ADHD. This makes a diagnosis even more difficult for the clinician.

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ADHD and Sex: What We Are Learning

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – February 6, 2023

Little is known about the impact of ADHD on sex and intimacy. We do know that, when one person in a couple has ADHD, it affects all aspects of the relationship, how they relate to each other, one’s reaction to the other’s behavior, and much more. It can become a ping-pong reaction. It turns from being an individual issue into a couple’s issue because, when one person in the couple has ADHD, they are going to struggle more in daily life, and it can affect their sex life, as well. Having a good sexual relationship is important in helping those couples do better not only romantically, but also so that their married life gets better overall. Continue reading “ADHD and Sex: What We Are Learning”

ADHD: Why Get a Comprehensive Diagnosis

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – January 16, 2023

Evidence suggests that, with a proper diagnosis and treatment, those with ADHD can live a very fulfilling life. But many people reject or delay seeking a diagnosis out of fear or even disinterest. Also, the love/hate label of ADHD may prevent some from getting a comprehensive evaluation. However, that attitude makes it difficult to treat something if you don’t know what to treat. Continue reading “ADHD: Why Get a Comprehensive Diagnosis”

White Noise, White Light, and White Experiences

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – December 26, 2022

Many individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder find it easier to focus with some type of sound in the background. It’s called “white noise” or “white light.” These “white” experiences can be powerful environmental differences that actually help those with self-regulation challenges to be more focused. Some of my clients have reported that they actually use white noise or white light to minimize distractions. Continue reading “White Noise, White Light, and White Experiences”

ADHD at Age 7: Your Child Can Learn from Lucy

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – December 5, 2022

It’s a high-wire act without a net when you talk to children, because you never know what will come out of their mouths, and particularly so with ADHD kids. Or is it that ADHD kids have such great insight? That’s the case with Lucy, a seven-year-old, who is very interesting and articulate about sharing her ADHD insights, experiences, and strategies. Continue reading “ADHD at Age 7: Your Child Can Learn from Lucy”

ADHD: Thinking and Mental Effort

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – November 7, 2022

As we learn more and more about attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), we find it’s more an issue of self-regulation rather than a deficit of attention. And our podcast, Attention Talk Radio, has highlighted the role working memory plays in ADD/ADHD. Continue reading “ADHD: Thinking and Mental Effort”

Are My ADHD Stimulant Medications Addictive?

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – September 12, 2022

As an ADHD coach, I am asked almost daily whether ADHD stimulant medications are addictive, but the answer is vague, and I’m not so sure we have all the information. Yet, we do need to understand the pros and cons about ADHD treatment with medications.

While I don’t consider stimulants to be addictive if they are used properly, they are potentially addictive if used improperly, and that’s why they need to be monitored and are available only with a prescription. When carefully managed by a physician, I believe the medications are safe and likely will not cause a physical dependence. Continue reading “Are My ADHD Stimulant Medications Addictive?”

ADHD and Hoarding

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – August 15, 2022

What is hoarding? TV shows have brought hoarding into the public so that people now know about it, but what is the difference between clutter and hoarding? Is there a connection between hoarding and ADHD?

First, it’s important to note that there is no direct relationship between ADHD and hoarding, but the disorganization in ADHD can easily ramp up after a trauma that could then move into hoarding. Continue reading “ADHD and Hoarding”

ADHD: Done the Research but Haven’t Found What Works?

Got ADHD? Are you a research junkie? Have you searched hundreds of websites and still not found solutions that work for you?  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( has a candid conversation with ADDiva Linda Roggli ( They talk about the phenomenon of those with ADHD spending hours looking for solutions but still struggle. If this speaks to you, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by Jeff Copper, attention and ADHD coach, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to