Short Videos by Experts Explaining ADD

Short Videos by Experts Explaining ADD
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video made by an articulate expert is worth its weight in gold. Do you ever get tired of talking to people who just do not understand or believe in the challenges that come with Attention Deficit Disorder? People without ADD are often willing to tell you all about it. "Everybody is distracted sometimes!" "He's just all boy with a lot of energy!" "She's just dreamy like a lot of young girls!" These videos might help them to understand. Below are links to videos that are made by two of the top experts in the field. They tell about ADD in simple terms.

With the videos, I have included short bio facts about each expert. Every video link is annotated to tell about the information that is provided.

Thomas E. Brown, PhD. is a clinical psychologist who was educated at Yale University. With more than 30 years in clinical practice, Dr. Brown specializes in treating children and adults with ADD/ADHD who have high IQs. Dr. Brown believes that the difficulties in attention in ADD/ADHD are caused by an impaired executive function. In addition to his work as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Brown is a university professor who has presented information about Attention Deficit Disorder to groups in many different venues. He has written books about ADD which include, Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults, A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, and Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults—A Practical Guide.

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell is a psychiatrist who has specialized in working with children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. He was educated at Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1978. He is in demand as a speaker. In addition to his clinical practice and spearheading The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, Dr. Hallowell is a renowned author. His 20 books include, Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, Delivered From Distraction, SuperParenting for ADHD, Married to Distraction, and a recent book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Bring the Best from Your People. Dr. Hallowell's Distraction podcast is both informative and interesting.

Videos by Dr. Brown and Dr. Hallowell:

Dr. Brown's ADHD Video Primer

Dr. Brown gives a brief history of Attention Deficit Disorder. Then, he explains what it is like to have ADD. He gives great examples. A teacher, who is a friend of mine, who saw this said that it is the "best explanation" of ADD that she has ever seen. Dr. Brown also explains how and why Attention Deficit Disorder affects the brain. (28 minutes)

What Treatment Options are Available for Kids with ADHD/ADD

Dr. Brown tells how effective treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder improves the lives of folks with ADD/ADHD. (4 minutes)

Does ADHD Ever Just Go Away?

Dr. Brown discusses how Attention Deficit Disorder affects people from childhood through adulthood. (3 minutes)

Dr. Hallowell Talks About the Sensitive Side of ADD

Dr. Hallowell discusses the issues that are a part of the sensitivities that come with ADHD. He is talking with video blogger Jessica McCabe about being effectively interdependent. (9 minutes)

How to Grab the Best Job for an ADHD Brain!

Dr. Hallowell talks about finding creative outlets and the best jobs for folks with ADHD. He is talking with video blogger Jessica McCabe about keeping boredom at bay and reinvigorating the various parts of the ADHDer's life. (9 minutes)

You don't need to watch all of these videos at one time. Pace yourself and get the most from them. Show the videos to people who need to see them. Work creatively to show the world the joys and challenges of living with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Here is a great book for learning about Attention Deficit Disorder.

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

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