213: March 2018 Q & A

213: March 2018 Q & A

This Week’s Episode:

This episode is the recording of March’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am, once again, joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to April’s live Q&A at 1:30pm Eastern.  Join Brendan Mahan and me as we answer your questions live.  You can register at  In this episode, you will hear Brenden and I answer several listener questions on medication, managing emotions at the end of the day, procrastination, cell phone notifications, and much more.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [05:05] – A listener asks if we have learned a new skill lately.  I share the importance of hydration and my recent bout of seasonal affective disorder.  Brendan talks about his learning experiences with podcasting.
  • [11:16] – Another listener asks about guanfacine, a non-stimulant form of ADHD medication.  I share that it tends to work with a stimulant medication.
  • [13:33] – Elise asks about activities with strict structure.  Brendan explains why he shys away from these types of activities.  I address the individuality of strategies.
  • [17:40] – Jessica asks about managing emotions later in the day when multiple family members have ADHD.  We share some of our experiences and Brenden provides us with some strategies.
  • [23:35] – David asks about managing evening routines when medication has worn off.  Brenden and I share some thoughts on this situation.
  • [32:58] – Rob asks about forming in-person support groups with other adults with ADHD in their lives.  I share some resources to help make this happen.
  • [37:05] – We discuss Elise’s follow-up question about bad habits.
  • [40:00] – A listener asks us to discuss procrastination. I suggest the I Procrastinate Podcast.
  • [45:45] – A listener struggles with being assertive and asks for some techniques.
  • [48:08] – We field the question, “Does turning off notifications apply to calendar notifications?” I explain my answer, “It depends.”
  • [52:40] – A listener asks for resources on the neural anatomy involved with their ADHD.  We share several ADHD resources.
  • [55:37] – A listener asks about people with ADHD finding themselves in difficult financial situations.
  • [1:01:45] – We end the episode with the question, “Does Harry Potter have ADHD?”



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