You're Wrong About ADHD
You're Wrong About ADHD
About You're Wrong About ADHD
Join them every week as they explore what it's really like to live with ADHD, the highs and the lows and they’ll share tips and strategies on how they manage it. Across the series, they’ll also be speaking to expert guests to help bust some of the myths and misconceptions.
Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com
Katie has suddenly been unable to get hold of the medication she takes to help manage her ADHD. She only has five tablets left and has no idea when she'll be able to get her next prescription - and she's not alone. ADHD patients around the UK are struggling to get hold of their medication due to a national shortage. According to ADHD UK, 97% of people have been impacted by the ADHD medication supply issue which is expected to last until next April. In this emergency episode, Katie tells Sam how the shortage will affect her. If you or someone you know has been affected by anything you hear in this episode, please contact your GP or contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or www.samaritans.org NHS advice below: If you are struggling to get your ADHD medication, the first step is to try other pharmacies, as another one may have it in stock. You can use the find a pharmacy page on the NHS website, www.nhs.uk. Your local pharmacy may also help you to find a supply, and you can ask for your prescription to be made available to other pharmacies. If you are still unable to get your prescription, please contact your GP or ADHD service for advice. Do not try to substitute other medications yourself as this may be dangerous.
Like many children with undiagnosed ADHD, Sam struggled a lot at school. He was always getting told off for being "loud, silly" and "horribly irritable". Since getting his ADHD diagnosis, Sam has finally been able to make sense of his school days. He's dug out his Year 7 school report to show Katie - and it's made her think about her own school experience. Plus Sam and Katie speak to educational psychologist, Dr Joanne Riordan about how best to support students with ADHD in school. Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com
Katie has always struggled to remember things. It affects every aspect of her daily life. A few years ago, her memory got bad she thought she might have dementia. It was only after getting her ADHD diagnosis that the pieces fell into place. It turns out, ADHD can significantly impact both working and long-term memory. Sam's experience is very different. He's never had a problem with his memory. In fact, he’s always been hyper-organised. He believes it's one of the reasons why he wasn't diagnosed with ADHD sooner. So, how does ADHD affect memory? And why is it not the same for everyone? Dr Tony Lloyd from The ADHD Foundation is back to explain the link between ADHD and memory. He shares strategies for improving memory and managing forgetfulness. Find out more on The ADHD Foundation's website: www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/resources Get in touch by sending your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com
ADHD can have a massive impact on your closest relationships. If you're the person with ADHD, you can feel like you're being constantly criticised, nagged or micromanaged. If you're in a relationship with someone with ADHD, you can feel lonely, unheard or resentful. Karen Doherty is a couple therapist and coach who specialises in couples impacted by neurodiversity. She joins Sam and Katie to discuss how ADHD affects relationships and offers practical advice on overcoming the challenges. Find out more on Karen's website: karendohertycoaching.co.uk Get in touch, send your questions and stories to ADHDpodcast@global.com
This episode contains sensitive topic discussions including suicide. If you or someone you know has been affected by anything you hear in this episode please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or https://www.samaritans.org/ Whatever you do, please don’t skip this episode. We know it’s longer than our other episodes and that can be really off-putting, especially if you have ADHD. But trust us, it’s well worth your time. Getting an ADHD diagnosis in the UK can be a long and confusing process that leaves you feeling lost, unsure of where to turn and the choices you have. In this episode Sam and Katie open up about their experiences of getting a diagnosis. Plus, Henry Shelford from ADHD UK joins them for a very honest conversation about the challenges surrounding ADHD diagnosis and how to cope when you're waiting for answers. To learn more and access valuable resources, go to www.adhduk.co.uk/about-adhd/ For more information about the ADHD diagnostic process, go to www.adhduk.co.uk/diagnosis-pathways/
It’s thought that 1 in 20 of us has ADHD. But how much do we really know about it? In this episode Dr Tony Lloyd from the ADHD Foundation joins Sam and Katie to answer some essential questions. How does ADHD impact the brain? Why do people with ADHD react differently to others? And what are the different types of ADHD? Tony tells Sam and Katie everything they need to know and debunks common myths and misconceptions. To learn more and access valuable resources, go to www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/resources/
Welcome to the first episode of You’re Wrong About ADHD. There’s a lot more to ADHD than the clips you see on social media. It affects people in so many different ways and it’s fair to say, Sam and Katie feel very differently about having it. In this episode they talk about their lives before being diagnosed with ADHD, how they came to terms with the diagnosis and share the challenges, frustrations and positives of living as adults with ADHD.
Classic FM presenters Sam Pittis and Katie Breathwick have been friends for more than twenty years. Around two years ago, their lives took a surprising turn - they both discovered they have ADHD. Katie thinks it's a superpower, Sam thinks it's a pain in the backside. Join them every week as they explore what it's really like to live with ADHD, the highs and the lows and they’ll share tips and strategies on how they manage it. Across the series, they’ll also be speaking to expert guests to help bust some of the myths and misconceptions. Episode 1 is available from Monday 6th November. If your podcast app of choice allows, follow or subscribe to never miss an episode!