How to (Explain) ADHD

What IS ADHD, anyway? And how do you EXPLAIN it to people? We teamed up with the ADHD tribe to bring you simple explanations of the most common ADHD challenges, with metaphors submitted by the community and animated by Edward! Enjoy!

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Through Your Child’s Eyes: z

Dr. Hallowell’s website: /
Racer Brain, Bicycle Brakes (video): e
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Hyperfocus: 7
Executive function: b
Executive function (animated video): d
Act Your (Executive) Age! 9
Trouble with Self Regulation: M
Working memory: x
Presentations of ADHD: L
Child vs. Adult ADHD: I
ADHD treatment: O
Why Stimulants Help ADHD (video): j
Emotional Dysregulation (video): L

Working memory in adults: 1
Brain development in ADHD: 7
Emotional dysregulation in children with ADHD: 8
Neuroanatomic and Cognitive Abnormalities in ADHD: /
Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: 1
Safety and Effectiveness of ADHD medications: />Nonpharmacalogic treatments: 6
Mindfulness and Executive Function: />
Barkley, B. A. (2015) Emotion Dysregulation is a Core Component of ADHD. In R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment (4th ed.). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.

Research consultant: Patrick A. LaCount, M.S.
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Music: “Life of Riley,” “Professor Umlaut,” “Somewhere Sunny (Ver2)”
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