Episode 102: ADHD and Me, w/ Teresa Violette

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Welcome to Episode 102 of the Being Human Podcast: ADHD and Me, w/ Teresa Violette

This week, special guest Teresa Violette joins Dr. Greg on the show to discuss her journey with ADHD and in being diagnosed as an adult. Teresa vulnerably shares how ADHD has impacted her life as well as what has helped her, while also offering encouragement for those with similar struggles.

Discussed in this episode:

  • How symptoms of ADHD impacted Teresa’s early years and impacted her understanding of her identity;
  • Common characteristics of ADHD and how it impacts daily functioning;
  • Why ADHD is an inaccurate name for the disorder;
  • The challenges of marriage and motherhood as compounded by ADHD;
  • How fear, anxiety, and self-reliance can prevent us from accessing help;
  • The significance of receiving a diagnosis and Teresa’s experience in discerning whether to begin medication;
  • Hallmarks of the disorder and steps to take to be assessed for ADHD;
  • Challenging the false narrative that “taking medication equals weakness”;
  • Mindfulness as a tool that can help to slow down one’s reaction to triggering experiences;

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