“ADHD Awareness Month: Combating Stereotypes About Women, Men, and Children with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #375]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#375), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on October 12, 2021.

Episode Description

Few conditions in medicine and psychology suffer from more caricature, stereotype, flat-out lies, or disinformation than ADHD. Those diagnosed with ADHD run into these stereotypes daily. Friends, family, co-workers, and even some clinicians who diagnose adults and children perpetuate the stereotypes with inaccurate facts and misguided opinions. It is our job to know the facts about ADHD and to stand up for ourselves when confronted with these pathologizing myths, misinformation, and false narratives. There is no better time to start than ADHD Awareness Month.

It all starts with the name itself — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), which connotes a deficiency. But the truth is that people with ADHD do not suffer from a deficit of attention. We have an abundance of attention — for the things that captivate our interests. Another common misconception is that the negative symptoms of ADHD in children derive from careless, uninvolved, or misguided parenting. Not true. Actually, there is a long and shameful tradition of blaming parents for mental health conditions that are genetic.

In this webinar, experts Ned Hallowell and Sari Solden will discuss the most common stereotypes about adults and children diagnosed with ADHD and help you counter these mistaken ideas with facts, not anger. This ADHD Awareness Month, you will learn…

  • Common stereotypes that hamper understanding of the condition in men and women diagnosed with hyperactive and primarily inattentive-type ADHD
  • Strategies to blunt feelings of shame or guilt when others make hurtful, inaccurate statements about you or your ADHD
  • How to become an “authority” on ADHD
  • How to communicate with friends and families about their ADHD misconceptions

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

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Meet the Expert Speakers:

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, leading authority in the field of ADHD, the host of “Dr. Hallowell’s Wonderful World of Different” –  a weekly podcast for thriving in this CrazyBusy world, world-renowned speaker and the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, NYC, San Francisco and Seattle, and author of 20 books including the NY Times best seller: Driven to Distraction. Other books include Delivered from DistractionDriven to Distraction at Work, Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist and most recently, ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood. Learn more at www.drhallowell.com. Dr. Hallowell does not have any financial affiliations.

Sari Solden, M.S., is a psychotherapist who has counseled adults with ADHD for over 30 years. She is the author of the books, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Journeys Through ADDulthood, and co-author of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD. Her areas of specialization include women’s issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD. She is a prominent keynote speaker on these subjects nationally and internationally. Ms. Solden currently consults with and leads groups for neurodiverse women mental health and helping professionals, as well as trains therapists in how to help women with ADHD. She serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA and was the recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional.

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