ADDitude Podcasts

Listen to “What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After an ADHD Diagnosis” with William W. Dodson, M.D.

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD, and may not explain the disorder and treatments thoroughly. Tune in to listen and William Dodson, M.D., will help you fill in those holes.

ADHD written on sheet of paper by crayons.
ADHD written on sheet of paper by crayons.

Listen to “What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After an ADHD Diagnosis” with William W. Dodson, M.D.

Click the play button below to listen, or click the download icon to download the podcast and then save it to your device. Mobile users can touch this link to open the Podcasts app or touch this link to open the Stitcher app.


Follow ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher


Every day 3,000 people of all ages and from all over the world are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), and they take yet another step in the lifelong process of coming to know and manage their special type of nervous system. This process rarely follows a straight line. For every patient, it begins at different times and moves at different speeds along different paths — its efficiency and helpfulness largely determined by how well the patient understands the answer to this question: What is ADHD?

Knowing the facts about ADHD — how symptoms present in children, how symptoms present in adults, and the best treatment approaches for each — is key to managing the condition. Knowledge is considered the bedrock of a good treatment plan.

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD during medical school. Often, they do an inadequate job of explaining what ADHD is, how to treat it, and how to live successfully with it. This webinar will fill in those holes — and get you off to a great start in understanding ADHD and how best to manage the condition in children and adults.

In this episode, learn:

  • The positives and negatives of having an ADHD nervous system
  • The key elements of a good, thorough ADHD evaluation
  • The formal diagnostic criteria for ADHD — and what ADHD looks like at different stages of the life cycle
  • Signs that indicate a person may have ADHD
  • How to find a competent and willing clinician to help make the diagnosis and start a treatment plan
  • How co-existing conditions complicate the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD

Recommended resources:

Listener testimonials:

  • “The breakdown of the school age characteristics helps a lot to inform teachers who are quick to refer to kids for SPED testing.”
  • “One of the most informative seminars as I’ve ever heard. It was if he was talking directly to me and I got all of it. This doctor really, really cares.”
  • “Great insight, very educational research supported with clinical lens.”
  • “Fantastic! I always doubt my diagnosis but then when I listen to a professional giving their descriptions of the symptoms it’s very reassuring of my diagnosis. Thank you.”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

William W. Dodson, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

How Do I Listen?

ADDitudeItunesPodcastIcon-2014If you don’t see the podcast player at the top of the page, or subscribe to ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast somewhere else, follow these instructions:

From your phone or tablet:

You can subscribe to ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast in any podcast player. If you’re reading this on an Apple mobile device, touch this link to open the Podcasts app. If you’re reading this on an Android mobile device, touch this link to open the Stitcher app.

From a desktop or laptop:

Click the “play” button at the top of the page to start the episode. Keep that window or tab open on your browser while you listen, or the podcast episode will stop playing.

Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


Get notified when ADDitude publishes new podcasts!

* indicates required



Updated on October 8, 2019

Leave a Reply