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Welcome to the site, the podcast, and the books!

March 20th, 2009 Comments off

1,500,000 downloads and still going strong!

Welcome to adultADHDbook.com, where you will find all sorts of good stuff related to ADHD, particularly in adults. You can find every podcast episode I’ve done, going all the way back to March 2009. We’ve covered a lot of ground, from totally practical nuts-and-bolts strategies to more thought-provoking topics that will give you a deeper understanding of ADHD. I love all of it, so hopefully you’ll find just what you need.

I also have information here about my three books and a seminar recording, as well as information about upcoming presentations I’m doing, links to past presentations, and some other cool events that you may be interested in.

Doing this podcast, presenting, and writing books all reinforce each other and keep the good ideas flowing. (So do all the great clients who I meet with all week.) So click around the site and see what you think.

A Million Things to Make Your Life Better

[From the introduction to More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD]

Whenever I meet a new client with ADHD, I always feel compelled to tell her a million things that can help her understand her ADHD and enjoy life more. This book and this podcast is those million things. It’s everything I want to tell new clients and audiences at presentations. It’s incredibly interesting and extremely important. This is the kind of information that can change your life. Yes, I will be that bold to say that it can change your life. It won’t change everything, but it can change a lot. You will do some things differently, and you will feel different about some of the things that stay the same. Knowledge has that kind of power.

As I was writing this book, I kept coming back to the idea that life is different after being diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD can make your life really difficult-before you know what’s tripping you up. Once you know it’s ADHD, life gets much easier. Then you know what you’re wrestling with and can start to get a hold of it. Then it becomes a fair fight.

The goal here is merely to tilt the odds of success, to make you more likely to do the right thing at the right time. Not all the time, but most of the time. Not perfect, but better. ADHD takes away your ability to be consistent, so the information and strategies in this book and in this podcast are here to give you back some of that consistency.

In this introductory podcast, we talk about this podcast, the book More Attention, Less Deficit, and why learning about ADHD is so important.

–Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

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Fear of Failure

June 10th, 2014 Comments off

After too many setbacks and struggles, it’s tempting to want to avoid future failures. Sometimes we mask our fears with apathy, sometimes we even fear success. As easy as it is to fear failure, you don’t have to.

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Interview with Comedian Dave Kinney

March 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Dave (@DaveKinney) is a comedian who talks about ADHD in his act and now also on my podcast. He shares how people respond to that and how it’s different from telling a boss or new girlfriend. We also talk about what it’s like to be a self-employed performer and how he manages the lack of structure.

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The Importance of Paying Attention to Sex

February 13th, 2014 Comments off

A good sex life can be an important part of a couple’s happiness, yet it’s too easily neglected. ADHD doesn’t make it easier, but it’s also not the sole culprit. We’ll talk about how to create a better sex life and how both you and your partner will be better off for it.

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The Crucial Difference Between Facts and Opinions

January 20th, 2014 Comments off

Both facts and opinions are important to making good decisions, but sometimes they get confused and bad decisions result. This is especially relevant for the topic of ADHD that tends to attract too many opinions that are based on too few facts.

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Awareness, Honesty, and Willingness: The Three Keys to Success

June 8th, 2013 Comments off

In order to do something, you first need to be aware of it, then be honest with yourself about the need to do it, then be willing to do it. Separating it out into these three parts makes it easier to identify where things break down when a task isn’t done.

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Neurology Matters, But Psychology Matters More

March 21st, 2013 Comments off

Having ADHD tends to lead to certain kinds of experiences which makes certain mindsets more likely. We’ll talk about how to rise above that early learning and live a better life.

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The Real Lessons Learned from the CHADD Conference

November 19th, 2012 Comments off

This is the biggest ADHD event of the year, but I find that the connections with other attendees are more important than the new information that I learn.

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Complex Problems Require Sophisticated Thinking

October 23rd, 2012 Comments off

It’s tempting to think that we can solve all of life’s problems with quick and easy solutions, but success usually requires more sophisticated thinking.

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A Guy Walks into a CHADD Conference. . . And So Should You!

September 17th, 2012 Comments off

CHADD conferences can be both enlightening and entertaining. Here are a bunch of funny reasons why you should go this year. Seriously.

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