Being Well Podcast: How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe
February 12, 2024

ADHD is one of the most common – and most misunderstood – conditions out there, and on today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, we’re setting the record straight with author and YouTuber Jessica McCabe. Jessica joins Forrest to explore her journey with ADHD, dealing with common challenges like self-criticism, shame, and sensitivity, and how we can work with our unique brain, not against it. 

About our Guest: Jessica McCabe is the creator of the popular YouTube channel How to ADHD and author of the new book How to ADHD: An Insider’s Guide to Working with Your Brain, Not Against It. 

Forrest is now writing on Substack, check out his work there.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:15: Jessica’s history with ADHD, and how she wrote her book
  • 7:15: Stigma, pride, self-criticism, and letting others help you
  • 12:05: Dealing with shame
  • 14:55: Self-advocacy, self-acceptance, and asking the right questions
  • 24:40: Believing in your experience
  • 27:45: Common misconceptions about ADHD
  • 31:40: The relationship between ADHD and emotional sensitivity and regulation
  • 36:05: Creating a sense of community
  • 39:25: Advice for partners, family, and friends of people with ADHD
  • 47:25: Recap

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