What is ADHD and what can we do about it?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the causes of, symptoms of, and treatment options for ADHD. They discuss the following topics:

(3:00) Introduction to the topic
(5:47) What is ADHD? What are the symptoms?
(8:38) Executive functioning and ADHD
(11:02) Emotional dysregulation in ADHD
(18:50) Thinking of ADHD on a spectrum of functioning
(21:11) Pros and cons of the ADHD label
(24:46) Possible causes of ADHD
(27:13) The role that trauma plays in the development of ADHD
(28:58) Differing manifestation of symptoms in boys vs girls
(33:14) Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell
(34:45) Sleep disruption and ADHD
(39:00) What ADHD is NOT
(40:50) Stimulants
(42:30) The differences in attention problems with ADHD vs anxiety or depression
(46:33) The strengths of ADHD
(48:48) Mismatch between brain type and environment
(50:25) Kelley Starrett and the importance of movement for learning
(56:13) Ecstatic dance
(59:19) Treatments for ADHD
(01:22:37) Dr. Russell Barkely
(01:22:53) ADHD Alien comic
(01:23:09) How to ADHD YouTube channel
(01:24:03) Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
(01:24:15) Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

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