Podcast 869: ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood with John Ratey

Now, most people have heard of ADHD and may know someone who has it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside:  Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD.  Also, unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that gave a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action.

In this interview with Dr. John Ratey, MD the co-author with Dr. Edward Hallowell, MD in their new book entitled “ADHD 2.0-New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction-from Childhood Through Adulthood” we speak about how people can cope with ADHD, and excel with this diagnosis.  Some of the arsenals of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD include:

Find the Right Kind of Difficult.  Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to an individual’s unique strenghts.

Reimagine Environment. What specific elements to look for–at home, at school, or in the workplace–to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind.

Embrace Innate Neurological Tendencies. Take advantage of the new finding of the brain’s default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for people with ADHD.

These are just a few of the strategies that Dr. Ratey and I speak about in this very informative and lively interview about the new science for thriving with ADHD.  If you want more information about the book, and the authors please click here to be directed to their website.  

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. John Ratey about his new co-authored book “ADHD 2.0

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