How to (Explain) ADHD 4 months ago

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What IS ADHD, anyway? And how do you EXPLAIN it to people? We teamed up with the ADHD tribe to bring you simple explanations of the most common ADHD challenges, with metaphors submitted by the community and animated by Edward! Enjoy!

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Links!

Through Your Child’s Eyes: https://u.org/2Jwj2tz

Dr. Hallowell’s website: http://www.drhallowell.com/
Racer Brain, Bicycle Brakes (video): http://bit.ly/2Jpjfme
Read his memoir! https://amzn.to/2Md4Oj4

Hyperfocus: http://bit.ly/2l3LHv7
Executive function: http://bit.ly/2LF1uMb
Executive function (animated video): http://bit.ly/2sKqcEd
Act Your (Executive) Age! http://bit.ly/2sV3599
Trouble with Self Regulation: https://u.org/2l12ajM
Working memory: https://u.org/2HyzZ4x
Presentations of ADHD: http://bit.ly/2sKx1FL
Child vs. Adult ADHD: http://bit.ly/2sKhtBI
ADHD treatment: http://bit.ly/2HDI7AO
Why Stimulants Help ADHD (video): http://bit.ly/2HxPwlj
Emotional Dysregulation (video): http://bit.ly/2sVDvAL
ADHD FAQ: http://bit.ly/2JsNRz8

Working memory in adults: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23688211
Brain development in ADHD: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2014.11.007
Emotional dysregulation in children with ADHD: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27299358
Neuroanatomic and Cognitive Abnormalities in ADHD: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293331/
Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27681531
Safety and Effectiveness of ADHD medications: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14740338.2017.1389894?journalCode=ieds20
Nonpharmacalogic treatments: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29848556
Mindfulness and Executive Function: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721413495869?journalCode=cdpa

Barkley, B. A. (2015) Emotion Dysregulation is a Core Component of ADHD. In R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment (4th ed.). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.

Research consultant: Patrick A. LaCount, M.S.
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Music: “Life of Riley,” “Professor Umlaut,” “Somewhere Sunny (Ver2)”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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