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Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story | Jessica McCabe | TEDxBratislava

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Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story | Jessica McCabe | TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe tell us the story of her life. Once a gifted child with bright future, who later lives a life of a constant failures, because one thing - her ADHD diagnosis. Until one thing changed everything and she realized, that she is not alone. Her Youtube channel HowtoADHD is dedicated to help not only people with ADHD, but also their parents, partners a teachers and to remind them, that they are not alone.
Jessica McCabe nám rozpráva príbeh svojho života. Kedysi nadané dieťa so žiarivou budúcnosťou, ktoré neskôr žije život plný neustálych neúspechov, len kvôli jednej veci - jej ADHD diagnóze. Až do momentu kedy sa všetko zmení a ona si uvedomí, že v tom nie je sama. Jej YouTube kanál HowtoADHD je venovaný pomoci a usmerňovaniu nielen ľudí s ADHD ale takisto aj ich rodičom, partnerom a učiteľom a takisto aj odkazu, že v tom nie sú nikdy samí. Jessica is the author of popular YouTube series How to ADHD focused on educating and supporting ADHD brains around the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Failing at Life | ADHD Speaker Rick Green

ADHD speaker Rick Green's documentaries and videos have seen by millions, and now Rick is sharing his story live. To book Rick Green for your next conference or event visit

Across North America, Rick Green has entertained and educated people who are living with adult ADHD

“An immensely successful comedian, producer and writer who seemed like he should have it all together, Rick Green could not understand why he constantly had trouble listening, paying attention and finishing projects.

It finally started to make sense to Rick when he was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Wanting to help others who are unaware that they are living with the same diagnosis, Rick created two groundbreaking documentaries: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It! as well as the award winning website TotallyADD.” - CAMH (Centre For Addiction & Mental Health)

Rick offers a range of live talks, keynotes, and workshops, to a diverse group of people.

Transcript
All my life I had been tortured by an invisible saboteur. Despite all my successes I still felt lazy, weak willed, even dumb. I tuned out of conversations. I had a million things on the go but nothing finished. I could hyper focus on something trivial and then ignoring important urgent tasks, and then 47 years old I had an unexpected life-changing diagnosis I have ADHD.

I learned that untreated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can lead to addiction, divorce, bankruptcy, depression, even suicide, and everything I knew about ADHD was outdated or wrong. Discovering what ADHD actually is, was the biggest turning point of my adult life. When I embraced a holistic treatment plan life became much easier, way better, but the mythology stigma and
misinformation I encountered was stunning. No one believed me or believed that ADHD was real, even as I was transforming myself.

So I made it my life's mission to help everyone I can discover what ADHD actually is and how to manage it with solid science-based information and plenty of humor. I've had the opportunity to help millions of people realize you don't have to live a life of endless frustration failure and a chronic sense of underachieving. If you have ADHD you can be an innovator, a lateral thinker, a
risk-taker. You can become the successful productive person you've always felt you could be. I am out to show everyone that ADHD does not have to be a curse in fact it could be your superpower.
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Why Risk Taking ADHD Medication?

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The following is taken from ADHD Medication: Straight Answers to Big Questions. Better the devil you know or so we think. The problem with ADHD is that whole poor at self-assessment issue, because we have nothing else to compare it to.

ADHD is very heritable there's a strong genetic component, this is how we come into the world,. We're so used to the chaos we can be forgiven for not being able to imagine that we could experience this world in any other way.

Yes I sensed that medication might allow me to do some things faster with less stress, less chaos, some positive outcomes, but what I didn't appreciate was that it also might prevent me from experiencing some negative outcomes. Ones that most of us never consider.

Dr Ari Tuckman: So all that stuff that we know about how ADHD makes your life harder, you know might we want to consider that in this equation as well?

Dr Hallowell: When people talk about the side effects of medication I say fine we can talk about that but let's also talk about the side effects of not taking the medication.

Dr Lenard Adler: I would tell the parents that it's again never easy to medicate a child but there are consequences to not treating the ADHD.

Dr Ari Tuckman: and that's very well documented there's pounds and pounds of research on the effects that ADHD has when it's untreated.

Dr Adler: we know that there are clear issues in educational attainment.

Dr Adler: and it's everything from you know for kids, higher rates of school failure, more likely to drop out of high school, less likely to go to college if they do go they're less likely to graduate.

Rick Green: In other words we don't remember the lessons so we don't do as well in school as we could we flunk out or drop out or fail to finish our degree we opt for a lesser degree, we take a job that's beneath our skill level, we're far more likely to be fired or have our business go under or go bankrupt ourselves, and now many of us have report cards saying could do better if he only
paid attention more, could do better if she only listened.

Dr Donsky: it's the untreated disorder that puts people at risk.

Dr Adler: We don't treat the ADHD we know the risk of substance use goes way up.

Dr Donsky: If you are impulsive and if your ADHD has not been treated you might find yourself taking more risks as a teenager and getting involved. If in fact you're more organized competent functional you're less likely to resort to those sorts of street drugs and things.

Rick Green: if I could just find a really good organizing system or
or maybe join a gym or something. This time for sure Rocky. Every January a brand new agenda full of fresh hope, plus the renewed commitment to buckle down stick to it, and then by mid-February uh didn't have an agenda or something and then next January a brand new organizing system. I wanted to build personal habits.

I actually had personal habits. They weren't good and I was trying to see a better way, but I needed something to help me focus. That's why.

Dr Adler: Medications for adults tend to play a bit more of a primary role as compared to children because adults have lived with these symptoms for all of their lives.
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Adult ADHD: Mayo Clinic Radio

Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman's A Murder of Crows. He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie's Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: or follow his blog Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity.

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Understanding the Nuances of ADHD | Michael Manos, PhD

Kids and adults who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder often struggle to pay attention to just one thing – they demonstrate symptoms of inattention, distractibility and hyperactive impulsive behavior. Because of the nature of the disorder, it’s best treated outside of the therapist’s office, at the point of contact, says pediatric psychologist Michael Manos, PhD. Learn what causes ADHD, how it works in the brain and strategies to overcome symptoms.

Adult ADHD: Patient Perspectives and Best Practice Strategies

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ADHD Myth or Reality

Julie Schweitzer and J. Faye Dixon dispel some of the popular myths associated with ADHD

Adult ADHD: Updates on research, diagnosis and treatment

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Murat Pakyurek, M.D., and J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D discuss Adult ADHD: Updates on research, diagnosis and treatment.
Part of the 2016-2017 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series.

Behavioral Treatments for ADHD

Yes, there are effective behavioral interventions for ADHD!

Blake Lancaster, PhD, pediatric psychologist, presents a review of non-pharmacologic interventions for ADHD. The presentation includes an overview of current state of affairs in ADHD treatment, a review of behavioral approaches to treating ADHD, and recent research insights.

Presented at the 6th Annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium in June 2017.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Learn more at
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The Trouble with Normal: My ADHD the Zebra | Emily Anhalt | TEDxSyracuseUniversity

Brilliance is absent without the presence of darkness, no matter where you are or what you do, strive to be great in spite of your circumstances.

As you listen to Emily’s talk, reflect on what you believe it takes to be successful - What are the things that give you strength? What are the things that hold you back?

Emily completed her doctoral dissertation on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Success Without the Use of Medication, spending two years interviewing, transcribing, coding, analyzing, and writing about the ways in which certain people feel their ADHD has contributed to their occupational and financial success. Her current life crusade is about making psychotherapy more accessible and less stigmatized in our society.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Jessica McCabe and Rick Green Get Real About ADHD

Hello Brains! Appaaaarantly some of you wanted Rick Green and I to *actually* answer questions. So here ya go, enjoy us sharing (and over-sharing!)



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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) - causes, symptoms & pathology

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My Child Doesn’t Need More Stimulation. So Why Treat His ADHD with Stimulants?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a crippling disorder with childhood onset. There are well-established treatments, including pharmacologic interventions that dramatically reduce the symptoms of ADHD. NYU Langone child psychiatrist Dr. Rahil Jummani discusses the disorder, how it is diagnosed, and effective therapies. The webinar also focuses on medication management of ADHD and developing an understanding of how stimulants and other medications for the disorder work.

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Four ADHD Myths with How To ADHD's Jessica McCabe and TotallyADD's Rick Green

How To ADHD creator Jessica McCabe and Totally ADD founder Rick Green sat down to discuss 4 ADHD Myths that ruined their lives.


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Adult ADHD: Is it Real? - Charles Walker, PhD

We commonly associated ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - with children. But it's a problem that can afflict adults as well. Adult sufferers of ADHD often find it difficult to perform in the workplace and to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.

In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast neuropsychologist Dr. Charles Walker answers questions about ADHD and its effect on adults.

ADHD in Adulthood: The Signs You Need to Know

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ADHD in adulthood is often misdiagnosed. Here are the signs you need to know - straight from a leading psychologist.

In this interview, Dr. Judy answers...
- How common is ADHD in adulthood?
- What is the difference between adult ADHD and ADD?
- What are some common misconceptions when it comes to adults who either believe they have ADHD or have received the diagnosis of ADHD?
- What percent of children recover from ADHD and what percent of people have it in adulthood?
- A lot of adults think they have ADHD. When does it go from being a lack of attention to full-blown adult ADHD?

Dr. Judy and Kyle's discussion provides eye-opening insight to the adult ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood can hold you or someone you love back in all areas of life.

From causing relationship issues to interfering with work productivity, and even to co-occurring with other mental health issues like substance abuse, anxiety, and depression, adult ADHD is pervasive—especially when it goes undiagnosed.

Millions of adults are living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Without education or treatment, ADHD can lead to chronic fatigue, anxiety, disorganization, and issues at work and at home. This series provides the education and solutions needed to better manage adult ADHD and ultimately live a more productive, happier life.

Brain matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, but follows Normal pattern

In this video, brain imaging studies show that in youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern but is delayed three years in some regions, on average, compared to youth without the disorder.

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ADHD and Substance Abuse: Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D.

Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D. of the UC Davis MIND Institute talks about ADHD and Substance Abuse

Updates on ADHD Diagnosis & Management

Dr. Barbara Felt from the division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at University of Michigan C.S. Children's Hospital shares updates on diagnosis and management of ADHD in children and teens.

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