Behavioral Health Today

ADHD in Adults with Dr. Ned Hallowell – Episode 132

March 1, 2022

Those who have ADHD experience a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle breaks. So, they have a tremendous power of the mind, but the challenge is to control it. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Ned Hallowell. Ned is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. Together they discuss ADHD and this condition experienced by adults, childhood relationships, the experience of an adult with unidentified ADHD, intervention, being a parent with ADHD, and being the partner in a relationship with someone who has ADHD. When we talk about hope around this diagnosis the three components of ADHD can be rightsized with a strengths-based approach. Seeing ADHD rather as distractibility, impulsivity, and restlessness we want to view it as curiosity, creativity, and energy. Realized that those with ADHD have the potential with these three qualities to be an unusual person because those are all qualities, curiosity, creativity, and energy that you can’t buy or teach.


For more information about Dr. Hallowell and ADHD education, please visit:
For more information about ADHD 2.0 by Ned Hallowell, please visit:
For more information about Dr. Hallowell’s Wonderful World of Different: ADHD and Beyond podcast, please visit:
For more information about the ADHD condition, please visit: ADDitude Magazine:
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, please visit:
ADDA Attention Deficit Disorder Association, please visit:

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