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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?
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Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?

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S2 Ep 48: Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

4/17/2018
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Sex, drugs, trust, medications, alcohol, and accommodations are just some of the topics discussed in this conversation that's all about the big issues young people with ADHD and their parents face in today's world. Dr. Hallowell is joined by psychologist Christina Nichols and executive function specialist Elliot Weinstein, who both work in his office, and at the Horace Mann School in New York City as well. Christina and Elliot bring a boatload of experience to the discussion along with real...

Duration:00:41:55

S2 Mini 47: ADHD Family Summer Camp with Ned

4/12/2018
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Dr. Hallowell wants you to join him at camp this summer! Listen as he shares all of the details about his annual ADHD family camp on the shores of Lake Michigan July 15-30, 2018. To learn more about ADHD summer camp with Dr. Hallowell go to www.HallowellSummerCamp.com or call Sue Hallowell at 781-820-0881. To learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, CLICK HERE.

Duration:00:04:34

S2 Ep 47: What's Your Therapist Really Thinking with Kati Morton

4/10/2018
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Ever wondered what is going through your therapist's mind while you're talking? This episode is especially for you! Kati Morton is a licensed therapist in California who has garnered over 300,000 followers on social media through her weekly mental health videos. Kati's videos address eating disorders, abandonment, narcissists, perfection, depression and many more. She has made thousands of helpful videos on all kinds of topics and joins Dr. Hallowell on Distraction to talk about mental...

Duration:00:33:29

S2 Mini 46: Quizzing Ned on Merriam Webster's Newest Words

4/5/2018
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Dumpster fire, glamping, and schnoodle are three of the 850 words that were recently added to the dictionary. Our producer, Sarah Guertin, sits down with Dr. Hallowell to find out what he thinks some of the new words in Merriam-Webster's latest edition mean. Follow along and see how many words you know! Learn more about words from writer Richard Lederer by clicking HERE. Check out our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn...

Duration:00:07:09

S2 Ep 46: Productivity Tips to Get Stuff Done

4/3/2018
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Kristin Seymour accomplishes more in one day than most do in a week! And she might be the only person we know that travels with a cooler and ice packs in her car... just in case! This busy ADHDer (and previous Distraction guest) joins Dr. Hallowell to share her very best ideas for getting things done. The Clinical Nurse Specialist also shares some encouraging stories about some of the kids and adults she's worked with to help accomplish their goals. Learn about incentives, buffers,...

Duration:00:32:35

Accountability Strategies from How to ADHD & Landmark College

3/30/2018
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Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell once again for a special episode brought to you by our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently! In this episode, Jessica shares strategies and ideas for creating accountability in your life. She and Ned talk about having an accountability partner, setting goals, incentives, creating brain bumpers and a ton more. If you know a student (or anyone really!) struggling with...

Duration:00:21:16

S2 Mini 45: Your Annual Screen-Sucking Self-Exam

3/29/2018
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Do you know how much time you spend on your phone each day? What about each week? In his book, Driven to Distraction at Work, Dr. Hallowell devotes an entire chapter to the problem of "screen-sucking," where he emphasizes the need to learn how to control your electronics so they don't control you. And in this mini he talks about why you should take a look at your screen habits and assess the results. Dr. Hallowell gives detailed instructions on how you can track your phone usage to learn...

Duration:00:05:51

Ep 45: Doctor to Doctor: Kids & Mental Health

3/27/2018
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Did you know that medications are now being used to help treat alcohol abuse? Advancing science has always changed the way doctors treat mental health issues in their patients and today is no different. Dr. Timothy Willens is the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about the current state of treatment options for issues like ADHD, substance use disorders, and anxiety. Dr. Willens offers lots of advice for parents and talks about the...

Duration:00:29:06

S2 Mini 44: Skip Netflix's Take Your Pills Documentary

3/22/2018
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"Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation." That's the way IMDB.com describes the new documentary produced by Maria Shriver and her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, anecdotal evidence is used more than scientific evidence in the film, which could do more harm than good for those...

Duration:00:08:45

S2 Ep 44: Are The Adults Listening?

3/19/2018
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As thousands of students protested against gun violence last week and more prepare to march in Washington, D.C. and across the United States this weekend, Dr. Hallowell can't help but wonder if the adults in America are getting the message. Listen as he takes a few moments to call attention to our nation's youth, and their inspiring words and actions. To see where a march is being held near your visit the March for Our Lives website. Send us your questions and show ideas! Email...

Duration:00:13:52

New, Non-Pharmaceutical Help for Anxiety & Insomnia

3/15/2018
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There's a new way people are getting relief from anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain that doesn't require taking a pill. It's called Alpha-Stim and Dr. Hallowell has seen promising results with his patients who've tried it. Listen and learn about this non-invasive treatment that provides quick and safe relief of symptoms without medication. To learn more visit Alpha-Stim.com. To experience the Alpha-Stim technology call Rebecca Shafir at the Hallowell Center at 978-287-0810. This...

Duration:00:04:51

S2 Ep 43: Anger, Alcohol, Meds & More: Listener Questions Answered

3/13/2018
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Dr. Hallowell addresses some of the most recent questions we've received from our listeners. Topics discussed include medication issues, anger and alcohol, workplace accommodations, and how ADHD is viewed in Ireland and other countries around the world. We'd like to send a big thank you to those listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question that you'd like addressed in a future show, email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT and leave us...

Duration:00:15:47

S2 Mini 42: Give Yourself A Little Credit

3/8/2018
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A recent New York Times article about the gender pay gap got Dr. Hallowell thinking about his own personality traits and wondering if he would be richer, more well-known and more successful if he were less agreeable in life. Ultimately, Dr. H wouldn't change who he is and instead suggests, "Take stock of who you are naturally and try to look kindly on that." Listen to his words of wisdom and think about the good ways you apply yourself every day. Important Links: The Jordan Peterson...

Duration:00:08:55

S2 Ep 42: Willpower Doesn't Work

3/6/2018
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Benjamin Hardy believes people can change in both big and small ways, but not how they've traditionally been taught. He thinks that "you are who you are because of your environment." If you want to change, Ben says, you need to change your environment. Listen as he talks about why this is true, how people always learn to adapt, even in the worst environments, and his new book that was just released today, Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. Important Links: Visit...

Duration:00:30:26

S2 Mini 41: A Sneak Preview of Ned's New Book

3/1/2018
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Dr. Hallowell's 20th book, Because I Come From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist, will be released this June. It's unlike any book he's written before, because this one tells the story of his own upbringing. It was a childhood that was filled with trauma, but lots of love and laughter too. Listen as Dr. Hallowell reads a few passages from his soon-to-be-released memoir. To pre-order your copy of Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, CLICK HERE. Read...

Duration:00:06:07

S2 Ep 41: Brad Meltzer Thinks Ordinary People Change the World

2/27/2018
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Master storyteller Brad Meltzer has been a published writer for 20 years. In that time he's come to realize that, "Every life makes history. Every life is a story." In this very special episode the bestselling thriller and mystery writer talks about how he persisted even after receiving 24 rejections letters for his first book, and why he believes that ordinary people can change the world. Brad's latest thriller, The Escape Artist, comes out March 6th. Visit Brad's Website Do you know a...

Duration:00:28:01

Brain Care Basics from How to ADHD & Landmark College

2/26/2018
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Jessica McCabe has researched the best ways to take care of your brain and this week she shares her insights with Distraction listeners. In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, the How to ADHD host talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the different things you should be doing to ensure your body and mind are at peak performance. And as Jessica says in this episode, don't beat yourself up if you're not doing all the things you should be doing. A good way to start moving...

Duration:00:19:23

S2 Mini 40: Dr. Hallowell on the Shooting in Parkland, FL

2/22/2018
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In the wake of yet another school shooting, Dr. Hallowell shares his thoughts on the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the epidemic of disconnection in our world; and offers some heartfelt ideas on ways we can each affect change.

Duration:00:06:50

S2 Ep 40: Women and ADHD Q&A Part 2

2/20/2018
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This week we continue the discussion on women's issues related to ADHD. Terry Matlen, ACSW, returns to answer more questions from our female listeners. In this episode, she and Dr. Hallowell address topics like diagnosis, depression, migraines, estrogen levels, executive function, chemotherapy, and heightened sensitivities. A special thank you to those of you who sent in questions! If you have a question, comment or show idea please send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Important...

Duration:00:24:14

S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It's Good For You

2/15/2018
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Dr. Hallowell opens up about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to patients. In his case, the "something new" is learning how to use Facebook live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals in this mini episode, he's definitely hit a few bumps along the way! Listen as he talks about why it's important (and good for you) to try new things, even when they're hard. Important Link: Landmark College - Learn more about the college for students who learn...

Duration:00:07:01

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