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Making ADHD your Superpower | George Cicci | TEDxWVU


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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ADHD: finding what works for me

James Phillips was diagnosed with ADHD in the fourth grade. His diagnosis lead him on a journey of many ups and downs, from medication to moderation, from becoming the model student to losing his sense of self. For many students, finding the right way to manage your ADHD is a journey, and in this Talk, James discusses managing his diagnosis in the way that works best for him.

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ADHD: 'It's my superpower' - BBC Stories

Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness - these are just some of the symptoms of ADHD or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. By some estimates, it is one of the most common behavioural disorders in the UK.
But instead of us here at the BBC deciding what questions to ask about ADHD, we wanted to give that job to people who know ADHD much better than us - an ADHD parents' support group.
The group came up with four questions and we at BBC Stories made four films to try to find answers for them
In this film, the parents asked us why ADHD is often seen as negative? So we made a film looking at some of the good things about it.
You can see the full film here ADHD: The questions parents want to ask.
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Produced by Rob Brown
Research and additional filming by Naomi Pallas
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We BBC Stories, are a bunch of journalists making films, long and short, with the younger audience (18-24) in mind. The idea is to tackle issues which concern and impact this group of people. So think about anything from race and identity to mental health, money and much more.

ADHD gives you Superpowers. The cognitive advantage of ADHD.

Did you know that People with ADHD have a few very cool cognitive advantages over normal brains. In this video I talk about the main two advantages. 1. A less inhibited way of thinking that helps with creativity and 2. The ability to hyper focus.

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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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Not wrong, just different: ADHD as innovators | Rebecca Hession | TEDxFortWayne


Consultant, Organizational Development and Sales Guru for FranklinCovey for over 10 years. Rebecca's career has allowed her to study effectiveness from all angles. Her real expertise in this topic comes from living with and loving ADHD Husband and Son for more than 141,322 hours of her life. She digs public speaking and having a voice in a topic she's passionate about. Give her a stage and a flip-chart and all is right with the world.

Not Wrong Just Different [ADHD our Innovators]

There are more than 18 million people diagnosed with ADHD in the world today. They are struggling with double the normal divorce rate, increased addiction rates, increased crime rates. They are struggling. Sadly, they also hold some of the best and brightest creativity. Creativity that's being lost in a linear society. What if we saw them differently? What if we shifted our paradigms to Not Wrong Just Different? Only then could we really tap into all that these relationships have to offer. Then we can look for education opportunities and begin to let them solve some of our biggest challenges in society. First we have to see them differently. Not Wrong Just Different.

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ADHD - Understanding the Superpowers Within

A Google TechTalk, 10/28/16, presented by Stacey Turis.
ABSTRACT: Stacey Turis is an entrepreneur living with ADHD and giftedness who earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Wichita State University in Kansas. She co-produced and hosted a TV show for a FOX affiliate before pursuing a career in advertising, then graphic design, then market research, then photography, then IT, then acting, then Yoga instruction, then...

In 2012, Stacey self-published the Amazon best-selling memoir, “Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire”, and also began to manage the now successful Reggae Band, Niu Roots; a job she finally loved enough to stick around for, and still does passionately to this day.

She has, through the years, unsuccessfully started twenty-seven businesses and can't remember most of them; though she does remember every lesson those un-successes taught her. She loves speaking to groups of the same kind of wacky folks, where she's not afraid to stop mid-speech and ask, What was I just talking about?

Stacey lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, a dog, three cats, and a guinea pig.

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7 ADHD Friendly Tips to Make Your Next Vacation Awesome

Hello Brains! Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing. So why is it so stressful?!?!
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Drugs, dopamine and drosophila -- A fly model for ADHD? | David Anderson | TEDxCaltech

David Anderson is the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at Caltech and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. David received an A.B. at Harvard and a Ph.D. at Rockefeller University where he trained with Nobel laureate Günter Blobel. He performed postdoctoral studies at Columbia University with Nobel laureate Richard Axel. Among his awards are Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellow, 1983-86; NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award 1986-87; Searle Scholars Award, 1987-88; Alfred P. Sloan research Fellowship in Neuroscience, Javits Investigator in Neuroscience (NIH), 1989-96; Charles Judson Herrick Award in Comparative Neurology, 1990; Alden Spencer Award in Neurobiology, Columbia University, 1999; Elected Associate, The Neurosciences Institute, 2001; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2002; American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2002; Alexander von Humboldt Award, 2005; elected to the National Academies of Sciences, 2007; named Allen Institute Distinguished Investigator, 2010.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

On January 18, 2013, Caltech hosted TEDxCaltech: The Brain, a forward-looking celebration of humankind's quest to understand the brain, by exploring the past, present and future of neuroscience. Visit for more details.

Walk In My Shoes: ADHD

Many people can relate to the times when they were unable to fully concentrate, couldn’t regain focus, drifted from task to task, or were unable to sit still in their seat. Most people can relate to these behaviours, but when they’re a constant part of a person’s life, a patient may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This video looks at the life of a person with a common form of ADHD, and delves into a list symptoms to help raise awareness about this disorder and its effects on individuals due to atypical brain functions. However, it’s no cause for alarm! We’ll end off our discussion with common research-supported strategies to cope with this disorder so as to live a regular functional life. This is the first instalment of our interactive video series Walk In My Shoes, where we’ll be raising awareness and learning from the lives of individuals afflicted with learning disorders.

This video was created by Demystifying Medicine students Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi, and Peter Tso.

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Charach, A., Skyba, A., Cook, L., & Antle, B. J. (2006). Using Stimulant Medication for Children with ADHD: What Do Parents Say? A Brief Report.Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 15(2), 75–83.
Coletti, D. J., Pappadopulos, E., Katsiotas, N. J., Berest, A., Jensen, P. S., & Kafantaris, V. (2012). Parent Perspectives on the Decision to Initiate Medication Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 22(3), 226–237.
Kolar, D., Keller, A., Golfinopoulos, M., Cumyn, L., Syer, C., & Hechtman, L. (2008). Treatment of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4(2), 389–403.
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Undiagnosed in Millions, Do You Have it? -Cause/Action: Alan Brown at TEDxSanDiego 2012

TEDxSanDiego Local Speaker Search Winner Alan Brown brings unfettered attention to the affects of ADHD. Experiencing this firsthand as a sufferer of ADHD, Brown shares a glimpse of his life functioning with the undiagnosed disease. This disease leads to multiple secondary issues that leave people depleted of living a full and complete life. Brown gives us a call to action to be advocates to bring awareness and attention to ADHD so individuals do not fall through the cracks and have the safety net they need to succeed.

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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.

How to (Explain) ADHD

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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ADHD as an Adult: How is it Different? | Kati Morton

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In the past everyone used to consider ADHD to be something that only affected children. Many professionals even believed that children who had been diagnosed with ADHD would later grow out of it. We now know that that is completely false, and ADHD is something that will be part of our entire life. ADHD can even present differently in adults versus children, and therefore can go undiagnosed for long periods of time. Here's more info on what ADHD is and how it’s diagnosed.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. It is categorized by the number of symptoms one has in both the inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity categories. So let’s talk about inattention first:
A person must have at least 6 of these following symptoms and these symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is inconsistent with developmental level and that negatively impacts their social or occupational functioning.
1. Often fails to pay attention to detail and makes careless mistakes
2. Has difficulty holding attention in tasks or hobbies
3. Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly...
The second category is hyperactivity and impulsivity, and again they must show at least 6 (5 if they are 17 and older) of the following symptoms. They also note that these symptoms cannot be just because someone is being oppositional or hostile towards someone else.
1. Will often fidget with or taps hands or feet or squirms in their seat.
2. Will often leave their seat during times when remaining seated is expected.
3. Often runs out or climbs in situations where it is inappropriate (in adults this may be limited to feeling restless).. Now let’s get into how it can be different in adults, and why many people are not getting properly diagnosed with ADHD until they are much older. First I think it’s important to know that all adults who are diagnosed with ADHD had it as a child, they just never got a proper diagnosis, and may have struggled in school without support as a result. Which, I have to be honest, is always upsetting for me to read about because children can grow up believing that they are stupid, lazy, or never going to fit in. If they understood what was going on they could have learned tools and techniques to better manage it.
Adults with ADHD may have trouble at work, change jobs frequently, and not feel very fulfilled with their work. They could also tend to smoke cigarettes, abuse alcohol with more frequency, and struggle with other mental health issues (most common are anxiety and depression). There are also reports that adults with ADHD get a lot of speeding tickets, aren’t good at saving money, and over salt their food. They also tend to struggle with relationships and due to their impulsiveness, often get married multiple times. Now obviously as I go through these traits know that everyone is going to be different, but these are some of the signs and symptoms that research over the years has shown.
There are many therapeutic techniques and tools you can use to help you better manage the symptoms. CBT has been the most researched and supported treatment, and here are some of the basic tools people find helpful 1. Setting small goals/tasks each and every day 2. Setting a timer so that you know how long you have to keep doing that thing, and then you get to do something else 3. Have a reward system for yourself where you get something you want (ie. watching that amazing youtube video you saw in your feed) as soon as you complete one task. 4. Establish a routine that you can follow most days 5. Come up with distraction tools and techniques that you can do (ie. doodling while in meetings to keep you focused). 6. Be kind to yourself. Behavioral changes take time and practice, and some days you may just be too tired to do it all. Just keep trying and know that it will get better and easier. If you want to add translations, click the gear icon and go to Subtitles/CC then to Add subtitles or CC!PATREON

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The ADD ADHD Guide: Making it Work 🌞

1:02 Doctor's Help
2:20 Productivity and Organization
4:27 Motivation
5:50 Intense Emotions and Impulsivity
8:17 Analysis Paralysis and Information Overload
9:46 Letting your ADD run free
10:58 Managing unfinished projects
12:10 Social Life
13:34 Loving yourself


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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: What parents need to know about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Many parents have questions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and are looking for guidance on how to identify it and care for a child with the disorder. We interviewed Dr. Barbara Calkins on Periscope today so she could share what parents need to know about ADHD. This interview was conducted by Korre Johnson, digital engagement manager, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

ADHD Tips and Brain Hacks

Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach and host of Attention Talk Video which is part of the Attention Talk Network,

Focusing attention is the holy grail for those with ADHD. In this video attention and ADHD coach and fan of attention brain hacks Jeff Copper interviews ADD Crusher™TV host Alan Brown on his top five brain hacks collected from ADHD experts interviewed on ADD Crusher ™TV ( If focusing your attention is your goal, watch this video with all your soul.

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Attention Talk Video is the leading video resource providing educational information and support for those with or impacted by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Educational information is intended to help our targeted audience made up of adults and children to manage their symptoms to enable them to function at work, in school, at home, or in relationships. If you are frustrated, overwhelmed, or stuck or if you procrastinate, are not organized, or struggle with time management, consider subscribing to Attention Talk Video at

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5 Interesting Facts About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder that affects the individual’s ability to focus.Even adults can show signs of ADHD. We will dive into the symptoms and signs of ADHD, which affects roughly 8% of children and 2% of adults, according to the American Psychiatric Association (What Is ADHD?, 2018). We will also explore the causes of ADHD and possible treatment options. Psych2Go will speak about what teachers can do, as well as what parents can do to better facilitate individuals with ADHD. Do you struggle with ADHD or know someone who does? What strategies have you found to be helpful? Please share your thoughts with us below!

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Helping Teens With ADHD Succeed After High School

This video focuses on the transition to adulthood for teens with ADHD. Learn about the demands facing high school students as they move into the next phase of their lives, and how ADHD makes this transitional time of young adult life more challenging. Review some of the steps of normative “emerging adulthood” and how roles change for both caregivers and students. Review some steps that can be taken to help prepare for the adjustment in young adult roles and ways to increase the likelihood of these steps being taken. Speaker is J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, Co-Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program.



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