ADHD reWired

This week, Eric is joined by Dr. Ryan Sultan, a mental health physician, therapist and researcher at Columbia University.  ADHD is a major area of Dr. Sultan’s expertise both in his medical practice and in research.  

In this episode, you’ll hear Eric and Dr. Ryan discuss why it’s important to treat ADHD, the nuances of research, his reasons for getting into the ADHD space, and whether or not ADHD is underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed. 

Find out more about Dr. Ryan Sultan at

& Find more available psychiatrists and other professionals for adult ADHD in the New York and New York City area at

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:01:17] What drove Dr. Ryan to become interested in the ADHD space? 
  • [00:03:14] How does Dr. Ryan respond to other medical professionals who say ADHD is overdiagnosed or doesn’t believe ADHD is real? 
  • [00:05:00] Eric and Dr. Ryan talk about the missing statistics of girls and women being diagnosed with ADHD.  
  • [00:06:10] What happens when we don’t treat ADHD? 
  • [00:07:40] What does it mean to treat ADHD, and what treatment is most effective?
  • [00:11:31] A discussion on Eric and Dr. Ryan’s experience with ADHD medication.  
  • [00:13:55] What does research say about addiction and ADHD medication? 
  • [00:22:12] Dr. Ryan talks about coming out about his ADHD, his journey with his diagnosis, self-esteem, academics, and healing.
  • [00:25:29] How did Dr. Ryan get through med school? 
  • [00:27:30] A conversation about the nuances of research, headlines, and TikTok.  
  • [00:36:05] What is Dr. Ryan studying now?  
  • [00:37:55] Have there been any changes in the diagnostic picture with regards to who is seeking an ADHD evaluation and treatment? 
  • [00:40:15] Eric and Dr. Ryan share their observations about ADHD and autism. 
  • [00:43:25] Eric has an ADHD moment, then Dr. Ryan asks about tele-health. 
  • [00:46:37] Dr. Ryan shares some final thoughts.

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Direct download: 461_-_Why_Treat_ADHD_with_Ryan_Sultan_MD.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Brittany Berger, the founder of, a digital media company and community that helps disabled, chronically-ill, mentally-ill, and neurodivergent creatives better balance between work, play, and rest, so they can burnout less.

She started Work Brighter after 5 years working at a high-stress startup that prioritized hustle, growth, and scaling over health.  As a “multiply-disabled” human, her body eventually had enough of the constant burnout cycle.  Now that Brittany has escaped hustle culture, she spends her time helping others like her to find balance for themselves, advocating for disability justice, and dancing - always dancing! 

Find out more at or at Brittany’s Instagram @workbrighter

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:18] Eric and Brittany talk about workaholism, overachieving, and burning out. 
  • [00:05:11] Brittany shares her inner dialogue after making the decision to create the life she wanted to transition towards. 
  • [00:06:29] Accepting being not a part of hustle culture. 
  • [00:07:56] Brittany talks about the “why” behind starting WorkBrighter. 
  • [00:10:30] Eric and Brittany talk about exploring autism. 
  • [00:21:38] What is Spoon Theory? 
  • [00:23:54] A discussion on time and energy management. 
  • [00:24:51] “Eat that frog!” 
  • [00:28:27] A conversation about deep work
  • [00:31:10] The importance of thinking of our time as being flexible.  
  • [00:37:47] How did Brittany start to change her life to better suit her needs? 
  • [00:40:59] Brittany shares more strategies she’s put into place to let her Work Brighter.
  • [00:42:14] A discussion on managing email and batching tasks. 
  • [00:49:39] Brittany gives a closing thought.

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Direct download: 460_-_Hustle_Culture_and_Toxic_Productivity_with_Brittany_Berger.mp3
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Registration for our 31st season of ADHD reWired's award winning online video-based coaching and accountability groups is happening now!

2023 is just around the corner, so if you’re done with feeling overwhelmed and want to launch into the new year with new and shiny tools made for your ADHD brain so you can live with intention and create actionable steps to finally get started on the things that matter to you, then this is the group you’ve been looking for.

Go to to add your name to our interest list and find the dates for our upcoming registration events!  Registration is by invitation only, and spots are filling up fast!

Direct download: ArC_31_Special_Announcement.mp3
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Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:02:12] How have you learned how to accept your ADHD? 
  • [00:11:56] How do you keep yourself from comparing your progress and productivity with that of your neurotypical colleagues, especially those who are high-achieving? 
  • [00:26:54] I’m considering going back to college part-time and I’m having a hard time not getting freaked out about papers and exams. I just need to know how to figure out how to do it differently from my last two failed attempts. 
  • [00:34:09] How do you protect your sleep? 
  • [00:42:30] I would like some suggestions on how we manage expectations for those who don’t understand us [as people with ADHD].  What would you say to somebody who has no idea what ADHD is about? 
  • [00:55:13] A listener asks about managing PMDD and having ADHD. 
  • [00:59:14] Any tips on things to look for or do first before finding an insurance provider? 

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Direct download: 459_-_November_Live_QA_2022.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Rahti Gorfien of Creative Calling Coaching!  Rahti has coached independent creative professionals, including actors, writers, artists, filmmakers, and tech developers, who are scattered and overwhelmed.  She helps her clients break the cycle of isolation, irregular income, and irregular hours, by taking a more structured and entrepreneurial approach to their careers based on their unique strengths and neurological makeup. 

In this episode, you’ll hear about Rahti’s journey with mental health, the impact of teams in her life, and how she started a yoga practice and her interest in cooking.  You’ll also hear about trauma, the 5 success-stopping emotions, being confronted by meaning-making, and wise closing words from Rahti. 

Find out more about Rahti at

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:04] Rahti talks about how she knew she had to be a performer. 
  • [00:07:26] Rahti shares how her journey into coaching started. “Company is stronger than will, and I realized I was trying to do it alone.”
  • [00:11:03] Eric and Rahti dive into bipolar and mental health.
  • [00:19:13] The 5 core emotions. “Emotions are the harbingers of what we think, of what we believe.” -Rahti 
  • [00:22:50] Rahti shares why she is now grateful for her trauma.  
  • [00:23:57] The Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted - Brene Brown 
  • [00:27:43] Rahti gives a different perspective about being the hero in our lives. 
  • [00:29:21] “Emotions are also wise, and they are also convincing liars.” -Eric 
  • [00:32:29] Where does envy come from in terms of the 5 emotions? 
  • [00:35:41] Thoughts on Enoughness
  • [00:43:42] Eric and Rahti share their experiences with boredom. 
  • [00:45:51] Is boredom the birthplace of creativity? 
  • [00:49:41] Rahti and Eric recap the 5 success-stopping emotions and talk about fear. 
  • [00:57:30] Rahti shares about her book, coming in summer of 2023! 

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Registration for the Winter season of ADHD reWired's Coaching and Accountability Groups is happening now! Go to to learn more and get started so you can join us in January 2023! 

Direct download: 458_-_5_Success-Stopping_Emotions_with_Rahti_Gorfien.mp3
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