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Free Webinar Replay: From Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth: It's Time to Celebrate ADHD Differences

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn how to embrace your ADHD and learning differences, with Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D.

7 Comments: Free Webinar Replay: From Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth: It's Time to Celebrate ADHD Differences

  1. Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about life with ADHD. My partner, male 26, has it.
    My question is: as much as I try to work around the differences between our functioning, it is still difficult to manage forgetfulness, intense feelings of self-loathing, inability to “tell time” internally, so a lot of time goes unnoticed by my partner, in our day-to-day lives. I end up picking up the slack, but it takes a great toll on me. I try to help him structure his life with sticky notes, daily schedules, alarms and such, but it’s ultimately his responsibility not to fall behind, and as of late, he’s been not so great in dealing with the challenges of life… Is there anything else you could recommend I could do?

  2. Hello. How can I validate my child’s neurodiversity while also helping him understand that he HAS to conform to school (which he hates) so that he can succeed? There’s always the tension between validating one’s difference and ensuring that one can succeed in society as it is.

  3. Webinar question for Dr. Dodson: My treatment regimen is very effective in managing my ADHD & associated conditions & I have very good clinicians. My issue with embarrassment is a very real & “obvious” one: overactive bladder syndrome, sometimes leading to wetting my pants. My urologist cannot determine a cause & there are no risk factors. He has mentioned the possibility that my medications may be influencing this condition. They are Vyvanse, Lamictal, and my depression responds best to SNRIs. I was switched from Viibryd to Cymbalta as my psychiatrist learned there could be a lower urological side effect. Can you please explain if indeed there IS a connection between Rx for mental illness & overactive bladder? (I do not have any prostate-related injury or disease).

    1. I updated my profile to include my first name but it didn’t show up on the question I just posted above. Please refer to me as Thomas. Thank you, and sincerely hope you can include my question on the Webinar. BTW my conditions comorbid with ADHD-Inattentive type are: Major Depressive Episode Disorder but now hardly exhibits as dysthymia with my medical therapy (a blessing that took years to figure out!), Obsessive-Compulsive PERSONALITY Disorder, and a Generalized Mood dysphoria which is suspected to have resulted from a major cerebellar astrocytoma excision w/craniotomy and CSF shunt, performed at CHoP over 4 decades ago. I have borderline symptoms of mania but am not diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1 or 2. Thank you & my apologies for such a long history & question. My singular concern is if there is a positive correlation between these drugs and the embarrassment of poor bladder control. Good hydration helps with the general side-effect of constipation, but surely leads to “accidents” and furious sprints to the bathroom.

  4. I have a ? for today’s experts.
    I had a TBI injury when I was 28 years old (I’m in my early 50’s now)from a Car accident.
    (Sign post went into my skull and brain 3 inches.
    It impacted my left frontal cortex. Called Executive functioning.
    This was 20 years ago.
    I’m not sure I wasn’t a little like this before…meaning having ADHD.
    However I got tested 10 years ago and a psychologist found that I had ADHD.
    I ALWAYS feel I have time for 1 more thing….and am late.
    I also have issues with short term memory.
    Which impacts me dramatically.
    It is so hard to have to write things down all the time as well as my communication skills….when I get overwhelmed I shut down and have a hard time thinking about what I truly want.
    I am very creeative yet I can’t come up with a dinner plan or menu and have a difficult time with coming up with say a (Halloween costume)
    What is that and why?

    Has my brain just been rewiring somewhere else?

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