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Sorry, What Was The Question?

One of the first people to be diagnosed with ADHD in the UK - join Therapist, Coach & Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Alex Campbell as he deep dives into the lived experience of extraordinary everyday people living with ADHD. Each episode he interviews both ADHDers along with their friends, family and colleagues - giving listeners a unique insight into the complexities of ADHD - from both Neurotypical & Neurodiverse perspectives. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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EP4: "I'd light a room on fire!" Gareth Dakin, Videographer, talks about growing up on a council estate & it's impact on his ADHD.

In this episode, Alex talks with Gareth Dakin, a professional filmmaker, photographer and all round creative. He identifies with being oversensitive, hyperactive and all or nothing. He’s always 15 minutes away and it’s what he struggles with the most and uses to propel his ambitions. He’s also an avid runner and a climber and a fan of anything that’s right here and right now! The brain, our brains, is his biggest interest right now and enjoys reading and listening to experts talking about it.We will then be joined by his business partner Toby Trimble, Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. His teaching and research focus on using technology and video to improve the student learning experience.  Topics Discussed:TBCResources & LinksGareth Dakin's website: garethdakin.comVideo Production website: trimbleproductions.comConnect with AlexWeb - adhdpodcast.fmInstagram - instagram.com/adhdpodcast.fmTwitter - twitter.com/adhdpodcast_fmFacebook - facebook.com/adhdpodcast_fmPodcast theme song & audio editingAndrew Swarbrick, Music Composerandrewswarbrick.comIf you would like financially support this podcast and receive benefits like full unedited episode interviews and early access to episodes, please visit Alex's Patreon page:Patreon - patreon.com/adhdpodcast_fm Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

22 Dec 2021

Rank #1

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EP3: "I'm Godzilla and my son's Meta-Godzilla!" Stefan Viggiani, Assistant Principal, talks about the father-son relationship when both have ADHD vs his Neurotypical wife and youngest son.

In this episode, Alex talks with Stefan Viggiani, 43, Father of two. He was raised in L.A. in the 80s and diagnosed with ADD at the age of 9.After a traumatic switch from the Valley to a British Public School he moved from job to job around London before finally settling on Teaching, where he is now an Assistant Principal at a Large Comprehensive School in London. When he is not leaving bathroom windows open or forgetting lunch boxes, he enjoys running, cooking and music everyone else in the house doesn't.Half way though the interview, we welcome his eldest son, Massimo, 9 years old. Diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7. Describes himself as "Movenable". Likes throwing himself down the stairs, drawing comics and attempting to flood the house. We will also welcome Stefan's youngest son, Mauro - 7 years old. Neurotypical. Enjoys Swimming, Video Games and is a skilled evader of projectiles and wrestling attacks!Topics Discussed:Raised in California, USA (03:35)Anxiety & ADHD (04:55)ADHD diagnosis rejected in the UK (06:01)Forgetting you have ADHD (07:49)Medication (Ritalin) as a 'right of passage' (09:08)Grief & alcohol (12:16)Becoming a teacher (15:41)Perfect Storm of being Californian, Italian and having ADHD (16:14)Meeting Stefan's wife (18:19)Having kids & the impact on ADHD symptoms (20:40)Different ways of expressing anger (26:48)Being an Assistant Principle having ADHD (27:45)Stefan & Massimo's relationship (33:12)Massimo shares his experiences of ADHD (34:28)The difference & uniqueness of ADHD (36:41)Parents who don't have ADHD (38:47)"ADHD is the best!" (40:40)Having a brother who doesn't have ADHD (42:49)Having a big brother with ADHD (44:37)Crazy hour! (46:52)Having fun vs the consequences (48:00)Staying friends? (49:20)Connect with AlexWeb - adhdpodcast.fmInstagram - instagram.com/adhdpodcast.fmTwitter - twitter.com/adhdpodcast_fmFacebook - facebook.com/adhdpodcast_fmPodcast theme song & audio editingAndrew Swarbrick, Music Composer- andrewswarbrick.comIf you would like financially support this podcast and receive benefits like full unedited episode interviews and early access to episodes, please visit Alex's Patreon page:Patreon - patreon.com/adhdpodcast_fm Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

29 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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EP2: “I’ve always struggled to be in monogamous relationships” Carly Minsky, Journalist, talks about the importance of novelty and the challenges of impulsivity.

In this episode, Alex talks with Carly Minsky, a journalist and writer focusing on technology and science. She's written for the likes of Financial Times, Sifted, Vice and Metro. She's a twin, a besotted owner of rescue dog Teddy and a serial hobbyist. She considers herself to be neurodivergent, having been diagnosed with ADHD in her early twenties.Half way though the interview, Carly introduces her partner, Josh Moritz, an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice. Prior to training as a therapist, he worked as a youth worker and in various roles within the Jewish community. He is also a proud dog owner, guitarist and football obsessive (with Manchester United his chosen poison).Topics Discussed:School & growing up with a twin (03:55)Bad Behaviour? (06:30)Getting to a crisis point (07:02)Self control & impulsivity (08:00)Feeling out of control (10:30)Mis-diagnosis of Bipolar Type 2 (12:40)Masking with a 'Super Human' narrative (16:40)Being honest with yourself (18:00)Time blindness (20:30)Neurotypical Views (26:45)Hyperfocussing & Self-sabotage (27:15)Shame & consequences (31:15)Gender & ADHD (33:00)Non-Monogamous Relationships (34:30)Jewish Community (37:53)Choosing to not have children (38:45)Societal stigmas & etiquette (43:10)Working memory (48:05)Resources & LinksCarly Minsky's website: carlyminsky.comJosh Moritz's website: therapyfinsburypark.comConnect with AlexWeb - adhdpodcast.fmInstagram - instagram.com/adhdpodcast.fmTwitter - twitter.com/adhdpodcast_fmFacebook - facebook.com/adhdpodcast_fmPodcast theme song & audio editingAndrew Swarbrick, Music Composerandrewswarbrick.comIf you would like financially support this podcast and receive benefits like full unedited episode interviews and early access to episodes, please visit Alex's Patreon page:Patreon - patreon.com/adhdpodcast_fm Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

30 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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EP1: “Creating order to deal with the chaos in my head” Sarah Bickers, Professional Organiser, talks about organising spaces to manage her ADHD Symptoms.

In this episode, Alex talks with Professional Organiser, Sarah Bickers and her colleague Caroline Rogers. A busy mum of three and running a successful organising and decluttering business, it took Sarah over 50 years to realise she has ADHD.Sarah was one of six children growing up in a rather chaotic and messy home life. As a result she was always drawn towards order and a simpler life. She starter her career as a physiotherapist specialising in neurology- she’s always been interested in how the brain works! She later trained as Professional Organiser working mainly with ADHD clients and training other Professional Organisers to be more ADHD-friendly.Sarah and Caroline both started their organising businesses around the same time, meeting through the Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers (APDO). They first met over coffee at the APDO conference in 2014 and made an instant connection, deciding to become business accountability partners.Caroline also came from a rather chaotic home life. She’s a positive psychology researcher and practitioner, providing professional organising services, coaching, mentoring and training. She has a particular emphasis and interest in wellbeing and is training to be a meditation teacher.Topics discussedWorking memory and menopause (03:17)Talking with your GP (05:25)Right to choose (07:01)Coping and masking (10:30)Medication and titration (12:10)Organising and ADHD (14:07)Boredom (16:44)Kindness and Compassion (20:00)Myth of focusing (20:54)Welcoming Caroline (22:10)Diagnosis before and after (25:25)A family with ADHD (27:00)Hyper focusing (29:44)Imposter Syndrome (31:55)Emotional regulation (33:88)Curing ADHD? (34:38)Same experience but different responses (35:56)Disclosing your ADHD (40:00)Resources & linksSarah Bicker's website - freeyourspace.co.ukCaroline Roger's website - roomtothink.net Psychiatry UK (Right to Choose) - psychiatry-uk.com/right-to-choose/Podcast transcript (to follow)Connect with AlexWeb - adhdpodcast.fmInstagram - instagram.com/adhdpodcast.fmTwitter - twitter.com/adhdpodcast_fmFacebook - facebook.com/adhdpodcast_fmPodcast theme song & audio editingAndrew Swarbrick, Music Composerandrewswarbrick.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

30 Aug 2021

Rank #4

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EP0: Meet Alex & his ADHD Podcast

Meet Alex Campbell, BACP Therapist, ICF Coach and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In this episode Alex introduces himself and talks about the importance of hearing the lived experience of everyday people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). He will also share a brief history of ADHD in the UK.This podcast will discuss information of interest to people with ADHD, people who suspect they might have ADHD or know someone who does.In upcoming episodes, Alex interviews ADHDers as well as their partners, family members, close friends and colleagues, offering a unique and broader insight into people's experiences living with ADHD and the impact on those around them from both Neurodiverse and Neurotypical perspectives.Topics discussed01:04 - Why another podcast on ADHD06:44 - History of ADHD in the UK08:00 - Dyslexia08:40 - Hyperkinesis09:15 - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)09:45 - Alex's ADHD StoryPodcast transcript (to follow)Connect with AlexWeb - adhdpodcast.fmInstagram - instagram.com/adhdpodcast.fmTwitter - twitter.com/adhdpodcast_fmFacebook - facebook.com/adhdpodcast_fmPodcast theme song & audio editingAndrew Swarbrick, Music Composerandrewswarbrick.comIf you would like financially support this podcast and receive benefits like full unedited episode interviews and early access to episodes, please visit Alex's Patreon page:Patreon - patreon.com/adhdpodcast_fm See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19mins

30 Aug 2021

Rank #5