What Is ADHD? New Podcast Answers Questions

October 6, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the official name used by the American Psychiatric Association, with or without hyperactivity.  

ADHD is a neurological condition that is usually genetically transmitted. It is characterized by distractibility, impulsivity and restlessness or hyperactivity. These symptoms are present from childhood on, and with a much greater intensity than in the everyday person, so that they interfere with everyday functioning.

“Distraction,” is a weekly podcast series hosted by Dr. Ned Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading authority in ADHD, explores how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths. It’s about insights, strategies and tactics for all, from those who occasionally lose their keys to those who spend hours online to those who wander away from a task – at work, at school, at home, at play – because they got distracted along the way.
For more about ADHD, listen to the five minute interview with Dr. Hallowell below.

For more information, visit www.DistractionPodcast.com. You can also search for Distraction on iTunes and subscribe.