ADHD reWired

Russell Barkley joins me for the fourth time as a guest on my podcast.  He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Board certified in three disciplines: clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. Russell is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner with 23 published books and 41 editions, more than 290 scientific articles and chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and editor of the newsletter “The ADHD Report”. He has spoken at over 800 events and has been recognized for his contributions.

ADHD and Russell’s work has sometimes been considered “over pathologizing”, however, his message is to get the science out for those with ADHD so these individuals can get proper treatment and lead healthy lives. Russell talks about why neuropsychological testing is inappropriate and misleading as a test for ADHD.

Russell is a proponent of discontinuing the use of neuropsychological testing for ADHD. We talk about a controversial device, recently approved by the FDA, for treating ADHD, and new, innovative, research using Virtual Reality for ADHD at the University of Berkley, California.

Your Resources

Russell Barkley | Dr. Barkley’s website
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes
When An Adult You Love Has ADHD | Russell’s book for those who live with adults who have ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:12] The misuse of neuropsychological testing for diagnosing ADHD.
  • [06:35] Comparing test group averages versus classifying individual people.
  • [09:15] Why neuropsychological tests are not accurate for testing for a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • [10:13] Why people with ADHD are passing neuropsychological tests.
  • [11:41] What categories are included in neuropsychological tests assessment.
  • [13:33] Test environments are not conducive to someone’s everyday normal environment.
  • [16:53] Neuropsychological testing may be useful for physical brain injury situations.
  • [19:45] How should a medical provider be evaluating ADHD, the timeframe and what conditions to rule in or out based on second or third disorders.
  • [23:50] What should you do if you are experiencing something else other than ADHD? Other testing which can assess ADHD and impairment.
  • [26:32] Russell’s definition of executive functioning skills.
  • [34:32] Device which has shown improvement for treating children with ADHD.
  • [41:16] New and novel research using Virtual Reality for possibly diagnosing ADHD.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for ADHD reWired’s Spring season of our online, video-based coaching and accountability group has ended, and the groups are full. Our next registration signups begin May 10th.  To sign up on the email list, which allows you to register on May 7th, visit http://coachingrewired.com.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey, What about you?  Do you have a story? Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 272_Russell_Barkley_on_Life_Expectency_an_ADHD_part_2.mp3
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Russell Barkley joins me for the third time as a guest on my podcast.  He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Board certified in three disciplines: clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. Russell is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner with 23 published books and 41 editions, more than 290 scientific articles and chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and editor of the newsletter “The ADHD Report”. He has spoken at over 800 events and has been recognized for his contributions.

ADHD and Russell’s work has sometimes been considered “over pathologizing”, however, his message is to get the science out for those with ADHD so these individuals can get proper treatment and lead healthy lives.

Russell has learned how ADHD is a bigger factor in life expectancy than the big five killers put together. His goal is to get people to take ADHD more seriously to avoid negative outcomes which are correlated with not treating ADHD. Genes related to nicotine addiction and smoking, which are identified as ADHD genes, in and of themselves reduce life expectancy. Your lifestyle habits with ADHD are modifiable and, with positive changes, can expand your life expectancy. The higher the level of conscientiousness, the better lifestyle choices, and higher life expectancy.

Your Resources

Russell Barkley | Dr. Barkley’s website
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes
When An Adult You Love Has ADHD | Russell’s book for those who live with adults who have ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:02] Russell is welcomed to the show and explains his “why”.
  • [05:45] Why ADHD is considered the “diabetes of psychology”.
  • [07:15] How Russell conducted research for his book “ADHD for Adults” and why this led to his research on life expectancy and ADHD.
  • [10:35] Reduction in life expectancy based on time of diagnosis.
  • [12:41] Putting reduction in life expectancy in focus related to other health care factors.
  • [14:48] How ADHD genes reduce your life expectancy, outside of the other factors studied.
  • [23:30] Conscientiousness is stopping to contemplate the outcomes of your actions to effect and self-regulation as a factor of a healthy lifestyle.
  • [26:36] The best predictor of your lifespan is conscientiousness.
  • [27:38] Self-regulation and executive functioning measures and how this affects life expectancy.
  • [29:10] Creating cues in your environment for self-talk, self-imagery which creates self-regulation.
  • [31:12] Addressing the underlying problems of self-regulation and self-control to create the basis for change.
  • [32:22] Develop self-compassion in order to move forward and obtain your goals.
  • [33:33] Message which resulted from Dr. Barkley’s research.
  • [35:12] Primary care physicians need to understand the underlying problem and take a different approach to changing behavior.
  • [38:16] How you can bring this information to your primary care physician’s office.
  • [40:10] It’s OK to be vulnerable in disclosure and have the courage to talk to others about ADHD.

Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for ADHD reWired’s Spring season of our online, video-based coaching and accountability group has ended, and the groups are full. Our next registration signups begin May 10th.  To sign up on the email list, which allows you to register on May 7th, visit http://coachingrewired.com.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey, What about you?  Do you have a story? Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 271_Russell_Barkley_on_Life_Expectency_an_ADHD_part_1_V2.mp3
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Welcome to this month’s live Q&A episode! I’ll start off myself (as my co-host is either mid-interview or heading back to join me). Let’s dive in! First, Kimberly asks about ADHD and PTSD, since her doctor suggested that she might only have PTSD and seemed to completely discount the ADHD. She’s also curious about gut bacteria helping with executive function. We’ll dig into both topics, including the point that trauma is about how we perceive a situation.

Marisol then joins the episode. As a microbiologist, she has some insight into gut-brain connection and the role of gut flora. She recommends starting by looking into the NIH Human Microbiome Project and journal articles from the American Society for Microbiology. (Meanwhile, someone in chat recommends Heads Up Health.)

After the first break, Brendan is back! We then hear from Marisol about her question, which is about thinking your feelings instead of feeling your feelings. Sometimes, for example, someone can feel anxious about something without having the physical components.

Other questions we’ll address in today’s episode include how long after diagnosis it takes to start getting ADHD under control, whether imposter syndrome is linked to ADHD (and what to do about it), what to do when you’re tired of self-care, the role of exercise for people with mobility limitations, and more!

Your Resources

NIH Human Microbiome Project
American Society for Microbiology
Brené Brown
Fighting Imposter Syndrome | TED
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD | John F. Taylor
My Brain Still Needs Glasses | Annick Vincent

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:25] Eric welcomes listeners to the monthly Q&A.
  • [01:59] Kimberly shares a question about ADHD and PTSD.
  • [05:07] We hear about how Kimberly was first diagnosed with ADHD, and what led to her diagnosis.
  • [08:01] How does Kimberly see her difficult past experiences impacting her?
  • [10:48] Kimberly talks about her next steps in scheduling appointments with therapists (both where she is now, and where she’s moving to soon).
  • [11:53] I share my thoughts on the gut bacteria link to executive function.
  • [13:55] Marisol joins the episode, and starts off by talking about whether she has any insights into the gut-brain connection.
  • [18:40] Brendan is back! He talks about how his radio interview went, then we dig into Marisol’s question about thinking your feelings.
  • [23:21] We hear Brendan’s thoughts on the topic of thinking your feelings.
  • [25:34] How long after diagnosis does it take for you to start to get your ADHD symptoms under control?
  • [29:20] It’s really important to focus on permission when talking about self-care.
  • [32:16] What is Marsol’s support system around ADHD?
  • [35:25] The next round of coaching groups starts July 15th!
  • [36:00] Mimi asks whether imposter syndrome is a typical ADHD thing, and how to eradicate it.
  • [40:51] Brendan shares a story involving an event that he mistook the date for.
  • [43:41] What do you do when you’re tired of self-care?
  • [45:48] We compare productivity systems and performance.
  • [47:59] Sheila’s question involves suggestions about exercise for people with limited mobility.
  • [53:43] Mary wants to know how to catch herself when she starts spending too long on the wrong thing.
  • [57:52] We hear one more question, this time from Robert. He wants to know where to begin as an adult with an ADHD diagnosis.
  • [59:41] If you want your question to be guaranteed to be answered in the next Q&A, join the VIP line at the $15 level on Patreon!

Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for ADHD reWired’s Spring season of our online, video-based coaching and accountability group has ended, and the groups are full. Our next registration signups begin May 10th.  To sign up on the email list, which allows you to register on May 7th, visit http://coachingrewired.com.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey, What about you?  Do you have a story? Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: ADHDRewired-270_April_QA.mp3
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Kali’s father recently passed away: this podcast is dedicated in memory of her father.

Kali Stanton joins me on this episode of the podcast.  She lives in Minnesota and is a teacher, wife and mom. Her most recent hobby she enjoys are piano lessons. I previously interviewed Kali  in Season 6. She has had many changes in her life since then, including moving to a new town and a new job. Kali was diagnosed in 2015 with ADHD and has now been told she now does not have ADHD.

In the last three years, Kali has had many changes in her life, including having her ADHD “undiagnosed”. The new clinic which treated her sent her to a psychologist for a more accurate diagnosis of Kali’s situation. Kali wasn’t sure what to do, then decided that instead of focusing on a diagnosis, she would focus on how she felt and if the therapy and methods she was practicing were making her feel better or not.

Kali has learned how having empathy for other family members and assisting them when they are diagnosed can help the entire family be better together. She also realizes there are times you need to take a break with another who you are in a relationship with to preserve the relationship for the future.

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:02] Kali talks about her diagnosis and her “undiagnoses”.
  • [05:06] She was told her diagnosis of ADHD with the psychiatrist wasn’t valid.
  • [09:02] More adults are misdiagnosed with ADHD than are children.
  • [10:15] Using strategies and coaching group instead of looking for a diagnosis.
  • [12:10] His current wife and others in his family who held him accountable for his actions.
  • [13:07] DSM and the lack of validation for patients and getting help for ADHD.
  • [15:00] Being on time is a hard challenge, especially with a partner.
  • [23:35] Family history and how that plays into the diagnosis with ADHD.
  • [26:27] Obsessive, compulsive checking your activities, if you did or didn’t do something.
  • [31:44] Autism community, diagnosis and polarization and overlap with ADHD.
  • [37:10] Seeing ADHD symptoms in family members and having empathy for them.
  • [47:14] Kali’s mom diagnosis and why her diagnosis helped her to put things into perspective.
  • [52:04] Putting on “the translator” when trying to decipher what a family member is talking about.
  • [53:18] Having compassion and taking a break with others who you have a relationship with.
  • [55:40] Resources which helped Kali learn about ADHD and how to deal with symptoms.

Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for ADHD reWired’s Spring season of our online, video-based coaching and accountability group has ended, and the groups are full. Our next registration signups begin May 10th.  To sign up on the email list, which allows you to register on May 7th, visit http://coachingrewired.com.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey, What about you?  Do you have a story? Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 269_Family_Challenges_through_the_lense_of_ADHD_-_Kali_Stanton_V2.mp3
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