Adult ADHD: Patient Perspectives and Best Practice Strategies

Published 2019-12-01
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This webcast features presentations describe patient-appropriate stimulant pharmacotherapies and evidence-based strategies supporting medication adherence for the development of individualized treatment plans for adult patients with ADHD.

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All Comments (21)
  • CheLinda Rivas
    I am now hyper-focused on understanding my ADHD and have binged like 10 of these talks so far.
  • Purp_SSB
    Gotta love that I looked up “tips for inattentive ADHD” and got a video that’s an hour and a half long lol
  • Katie F
    When he said, “But when you part the curtains a little bit and you recognise how distrustful they are of themselves because they can’t help it, nearly everything they’ve touched in their lives hasn’t gone the way it ought to” well cue the tears.

    ADHD is always so minimised, but it’s fucking hard to live with.
  • TJ Barke
    Avoidance as a coping strategy has become a major obstacle to nearly every aspect of my life...
  • mcfi3rce
    “How many tasks did they not do because they learned not to try”
    That one hit me hard. I get that feeling that anything I try to do crumbles so it’s just better not to try.
  • I’m 68 and was reading about adhd and I was saying that’s me !
    I asked my doctor and I’m on adderal
    Now . I’ve had a terrible time health wise since 60 was waiting to die
    Now that I can do my art again I would like to stay around for a while .
  • amy j
    The statistics in this lecture actually blew my mind. Holy cow. This was basically a narration of my life, as a woman late-diagnosed in her early 40s.
  • Cathie Healey
    Anxiety makes complete sense when you have difficulty paying attention. You know you're missing things, but don't know what and have a history of getting in trouble for things you may not have even been aware you're constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. How does one not feel anxious when that's your life experience?
  • This video made me cry because I wish everyone could see how difficult it is to live with ADHD. Thank you so much to the doctors in this video
  • R.S.
    I've been treatment-resistant to meds my entire adult life. Been on 10 different meds for my depression and anxiety. Nothing seemed to help. All of this describes my life, hauntingly so. It's both terrifying and a revelation. I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 30, a few weeks ago. Now on meds and hopeful for the future.
  • ShadowXgaming
    As an ADHD brain, I am immensely grateful of this complication of information, it's a shame most ADHD people won't be able to focus this long - I'm fortunate to find this interesting/stimulating enough to focus on, but I am certainly an outlier.
  • Benny Hollis
    after reading the other comments and then typing and re-writing this comment so many times throughout the course of this video: i realized that even though i've given up trying to get diagnosed here in Australia, i'm not the only one struggling as well. It's not much but i hope this measly show of courage is enough to help someone else get over whatever hurdle faces them.
  • It's easy to watch a 90min video about ADHD while greatly suffering from ADHD because every 30 seconds I point at the screen and yell, "IT ME!" [then try not to cry from the bittersweet message that this is one of the most treatable psychiatric disorders yet your physicians and counselors over the years have treated you like a junkie every time you asked to get an ADHD test. never even gave screener. i almost killed myself for something that is diagnosable and treatment has been available for a long time.]
  • Minute 51 where he begins to talk about people with ADHD beginning to not attempt anymore... "how much do you not do bc you learn the hard way not to try anymore" to have less apparence of impairment ... learn the art of avoiding things... hit me right in the feels... :'( I have so many regrets and now that i'm 30, I feel like I am too old to go after what used to be my dreams. I wasn't diagnosed until mid-20s, after I was out of undergrad and sought out diagnosis myself when I had my own insurance, since my parents didn't believe in ADHD.

    I wish I had gotten treatment when younger. Some clued in teachers saw it, I think; others just thought I was quirky or whatever since I wasn't awful at school, was in honors/ap/gifted classes, but turned in everything late all the time and got away with it.
  • Philthy Phil
    This video describes me perfectly. I recently went to my Dr to see about adhd, he said since I graduated high school and held down a job, I don't have adhd, and he thinks I need antidepressants, which have never worked for me. When I straight up asked about trying methylphenidate, he told me I could go to a college campus and buy some speed to try it out. I was so angry I wanted to scream. There are a lot of terrible doctors out there.
  • youtubeuser
    I'm watching this and nodding my head at virtually every point being made. I have always known something was off but this is like having someone finally coming in and turning on the light. Everything that other adults accomplish with a normal amount of effort feels like a monumental task for me at times.
  • I’m 60 and often wonder “why am I riding my motorcycle like a madman, why is everyone going slow”. I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD but continually fail to realise the impact it has on my life. I live by myself, no way would I put someone through the stress of living with me.
    ADHD... the gift that keeps giving
  • Dru iRL
    Since my niece was diagnosed with severe ADHD, I now know I’ve had this all my life!! I wish they dedicated more of the talk to people without health insurance, and how they should best go about treatment.

    I know they went over exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness. I just wish there was more access to treatment for everyone, not just those with health insurance! #greatresignation lol
  • Country Sister
    Don't leave without going to 27:30 for Dr Jain. Humor, visuals, empathy for who and where we are. Tabitha is at 58:50 Great stuff!
    The part that Tabatha spoke on about the clumsiness and being uncoordinated really resonated with me. I always wondered why my balance was off as a young child. Thank you for this video.