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118 | Could it Be Bipolar Disorder

Episode 18 | Could it Be Bipolar Disorder Be Bipolar Disorder


Could it Be Bipolar

This Week on Episode 118 of ADHD rewired we are joined by Dr. Roberto Olivardia. Eric and Roberto discuss the many of the ways we can determine if our ADHD is our only passenger.

ADHD and Bipolar disorder are very commonly misdiagnosed. Roberto shared with us some amazing statistics.

  • 70% of people with Bipolar Disorder have ADHD
  • 20% of people with ADHD have Bipolar Disorder
  • 50% of people with Bipolar Disorder attempt Suicide and 20% succeed at their attempt.

Dr. Olivardia shared many important facts about Bipolar Disorder.

  • Proper Diagnosis can take up to 17 years
  • Loss of interest in things people are interested in normally
  • Severe mood swings
  • Bipolar Disorder in incredibly under-diagnosed

Dr. Olivardia stressed the importance of getting a proper diagnosis. Many clinicians know little to nothing about ADHD and it is best to get a mood disorder expert.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also treats the various issues that accompany learning disabilities, such as stress and negative self- esteem. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has taught courses at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston College. He has presented at many talks and conferences around the country. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude Magazine, a publication serving the needs of individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

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117 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD Part II

Episode 117 | David Goodman

This episode could easily have been called “Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD Part II”, and may still be pending approval.

This week Eric managed to track down Dr. David Goodman. Dr. Goodman is widely known in his circles for publishing a 50 page book, consisting of mostly tables to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients. Eric Tivers refers to this as the cliff notes for ADHD.

Dr. Goodman sites three types of physicians:

  • Informed
    • Trained and actively helping those of us with ADHD. Educated and up on the latest research.
  • Uninformed
    • Not trained and unable to identify or treat those with ADHD
  • Misinformed
    • Prejudice toward those claiming to have ADHD. Non-believers and critics who doubt its very existence.

The most amazing thing I heard from this episode was the fact that ADHD is the most researched conditioned all of medicine and this is according to the Scientific Council of the American Medical Association.

                Eric Tivers and Dr. Goodman then speak about a host of other topics including:

  • People who believe ADHD is simply a matter of will power
  • ADHD treatment allows the person to be the person they are supposed to be.
  • What we can do to arm our physicians
  • Things to know about pharmacists.

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116 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD

116 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD


ADHD reWired is proud to have Dr. David Pomeroy join us in the virtual studio. Dr. David Pomeroy founded Brain Health NW in 2005. He is a Family Medicine physician with over 25 years of office practice experience, with the intent of providing thorough evaluations and holistic medical treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Mission Statement: “The mission of Brain Health NW is to provide compassionate, informed and up-to-date high-quality care to individuals and families affected by behavioral, psychological or psychosomatic disorders.

This was a very unique show in that Eric and Dr. Pomeroy discuss issues surrounding ADHD at the Clinical level. To be clearer, Eric tailors his questions to doctors who may not me up on the Latest ADHD research need to know.

There is a problem in the medical community surrounding not just ADHD but mental illness. 15 minute monthly appointments in many cases. This sort of drive by delivery of patient care is just not satisfactory.

Another problem is fear. Many doctors are fearful of lawsuits resulting from medication. They when through a host of different medications and discussed side effects, effectiveness and criteria for subscribing them.

Dr. Pomeroy has had extraordinary success by monitoring and testing and re-testing.

This show is a must hear for Doctors. If you have a doctor with whom you are friendly, We here at ADHD reWired would encourage you to share this show with them.

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115 |  Your Weight is Not Your Fate

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115 |  Your Weight is Not Your Fate



Sam Lomeli is a hero to many people prom the ADHD community and may not even be aware of it. Sam is certainly a hero of mine.

Sam grew up being picked on and was the butt of many jokes. Sam was overweight (like Eric was) through the years he spent in school.  It was Sam’s calling to ultimately be a champion for people he would meet much later in life.

Sam began his crusade by volunteering at charitable organizations such as: The Salvation Army and The Special Olympics. His biggest accomplishment was his volunteering to build wheelchair ramps for disabled veterans and non-veterans who could not get in or out of their homes. He has built over 250 wheelchair ramps for people without the ability or means to have them any other way.

Today Sam helps people believe that they can lose weight like he did.

While speaking to his wife Kristen, he ran the idea of a podcast by her. She told him she never saw her light up like he did when he talked about helping other people, and so the “Tips of the Scale Podcast” was born.

Eric and Sam discuss these things in depth at the beginning of the show and then get more into the psychology of people who are overweight.

Sam mentions he has found so much of a person’s self-worth is tied to their own perception of their appearance. Sam talks about the things people tell themselves about what their self-worth is. His clients feel like their value is determined by their looks and achievements. He further states that these same people have a tough time when asked when is the last time you remember being happy.

They believe that to be happy they must obtain the validation of those who judge them, or of those people who do not struggle with being overweight.

Sam teaches his clients their happiness comes from them feeling good about themselves.

Sam is truly a hero if ever I have heard of one. He has made a career of helping people who are seemingly unable to lose weight and/or feel good about themselves alone. We hope you listen and learn more about Sam and about the “Tips of the Scale” podcast.

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Coaching Group Grad is Paying it Forward

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A member of the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group is paying it forward.  


After Jessica’s ADHD diagnosis, she spent years trying to learn as much as possible about her condition and tried every strategy she came across with little success.  Despite all her efforts, she continued to have trouble keeping up at work and home, and believed that she simply needed to work harder and longer.  She would regularly wake up at three or four in the morning to try and get caught up, yet fell further and further behind.  She was mad that things were so hard, angry that she had ADHD, and was looking for the missing piece of the puzzle that would allow her to get her work and home life under control.  While listening to the ADHD reWired podcast, she heard about the Coaching & Accountability Group and knew it would be a game changer.  


Jessica was determined to find success and thought that participating with an intensive group coaching program would provide her with the tools she needed to meet her goals.  She felt the frequent meeting times, supportive accountability, and productivity tips might be the only way she would ever achieve inbox zero.


Despite understanding how helpful this group would be, she knew she simply couldn’t afford it.  It wasn’t until her Grandfather passed away and unexpectedly left her with a generous inheritance that she was able to use his gift to invest in herself.  And she did, by joining the ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group.


After the group finished, I spoke to Jessica about her 10 week experience.  What she shared with me was amazing.   


Jessica joined the group because she desperately needed help with her productivity.  She thought the missing piece of the puzzle would be strategies, techniques, and technical know-how to get to inbox zero.  But after 10 weeks, she found that that the biggest benefit was something totally unexpected; she learned to accept herself and her ADHD.  She learned that the missing puzzle piece was being kind to herself, and for the first time in her life, showed herself kindness.  


Jessica did improve her productivity.  She even hit inbox zero once.  But the improvements she saw extended far beyond her daily work.  She drastically improved her sleep.  She even reported that there have been significant improvements in her marriage.  But to Jessica, learning to accept her ADHD was the greatest benefit of all.  And that, she said, was really unexpected.     


Jessica is now eager to pay it forward. With her gift of $1400, we will be awarding two $700 Scholarships to two people who like herself herself, are highly motivated to do the work to get their ADHD reWired, but are not able to make the investment.

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114 | Living Your Mission

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Jennie Friedman is an ADHD coach out of New York. She is thehost of the “See in ADHD” Podcast and the cohost of the“The ADDCouple”podcast. Jennie graced the ADHD reWired studios with herpresence for the second time and this show was a lot of laughs asis always the case when Jennie present.

Jennie is a member of Podcast Paradise,anonlinegroupofpodcasters and after seeking their counsel, shetoretoolabit.Jennie has recently re-launched her podcastandhascommittedto anamazing 5 shows per week. Jennie decided thatshehaslearneda lotsince the original launch that she referredtoasthe“SilentLaunch”. Jennie also goes to explain that muchofthiswasdo toher having a freak-out over her blog andthepressureshewasputting on herself. She finally told herself thatifshemustwritethen perhaps it is best she finish her next book.

Jennie and Eric spend a great dealoftimediscussingVerticalHeterophoria, and the work of Dr.CherylBergerIsraeloff. OneofJennie’slistenersand close friends Renee Brooks wasrecently onaveryspecial show doneby Jennie’s See in ADHD’sPodcast

Somewhere in the second half of this episode of ADHD reWired theshow took a bit of a turn as Jennie takes Eric to task on hisunwillingness to brand Tom Nardone with the title ofproducer.Jennie Admits to a bias as she claimed to be a raving fanof Toms.She is perhaps the first person to have finished thebook.She even mentioned she has a signed copy of the book that isalso signed by Tom’s wife Yvonne. Eric also believes his copy to besigned by Yvonne, but I can assure you it was not.

This show is among the best and it was fantastictohearEricandJennie laugh at themselves and each otherthroughoutthewholeshow.These notes cannot possibly do it justicesopleaselisten toandenjoy episode 114 of ADHD reWired

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