Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders, making it a common topic when discussing mental health. Whether you’re looking to learn more information about ADHD or want to hear from those with ADHD, we put together a list of the best ADHD YouTube channels we could find.
Jessica has put together a friendly, positive environment that she calls her “ADHD toolbox – a place to keep all the strategies I’ve learned about having and living with ADHD.” The channel is full of tips, tricks, and information about living with ADHD, whether you know someone with it or are looking for advice on navigating it yourself.
Topics include using the Pomodoro method of time management, coping with change, and using the concept of a body double. Videos are friendly and generally upbeat, making them good for kids or adults who are looking for a welcoming vibe. Arguably one of the most popular ADHD channels on YouTube, this is a good place to start.
Totally ADD is dedicated to providing accurate information to those struggling with ADHD or working with a loved one who suffers from it. “Our goal is to free everyone from the fear, shame, and stigma that can accompany this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder,” the channel states.
Dr. Legrand isn’t just an ADHD expert—he has it himself. He says having ADHD in the academic world was a challenge, but now he uses his experiences to educate and inform those with ADHD on how to reach optimal mind performance.
Dr. Marks has worked in psychiatry for over 20 years. Her channel addresses all things mental health and her ADHD playlist is full of educational information and advice on treating common symptoms of ADHD.
Want to learn more? Her video on executive function and how it affects those with ADHD is a good place to start. Executive function refers to the set of skills responsible for task management, planning, organizing, and getting things done, something many with ADHD struggle with.
“I am not a scientist. I am not a coach. I am not a therapist. I am just a woman who is learning how to turn her life around by managing her symptoms,” Stacey Machelle states in one video. She started her series “ADHD is the New Black” because she didn’t want anyone else to suffer in silence as she did. It took her years to get a diagnosis and now she’s using her channel to educate and empower other black women.
“ADHD can make us feel inept, unqualified, and bring us down to levels of deep depression,” she writes. ‘It makes us question whether things can ever get better, rather we will ever just be “normal.” The answer is a resounding ‘YES’ you can be highly-functioning with ADHD without shame, without hiding, and without trying to make yourself “normal.”
This channel/podcast combo is hosted by Eric Tivers, a licensed clinical social worker and coach who specializes in ADHD. He works with clients to help them understand how their brain works, accept who they are, and learn how to manage their symptoms (or find ways that work with their strengths).
Videos are actually visual formats of the podcast of the same name, so if you prefer YouTube for your podcasts (or just prefer watching videos rather than listening) you’ll likely still enjoy this channel.
Stuart started this vlog originally to document his experience dealing with Inattentive ADHD. It’s now grown into a channel about self-awareness, tips, and coping strategies. Most of his videos are educational, though Stuart is not a licensed professional or therapist.
Aron calls his channel “Hidden” because he was not hyperactive, so he went under the radar. It took him losing his job and getting a divorce before getting diagnosed with non-hyperactive attention deficit disorder. “In this channel, I share all of the tools, insights, and science-backed strategies I used to turn my life around. My earnest desire is for you to live the life of your dreams!” he writes.
ADHD Vision is run by an ADHD mentor who “hopes to build a community full of ADHD-supporting people, who, together, learn how to use ADHD to their advantage by looking at their brain from a strength-based perspective.”
If you’re looking for more information about ADHD or want more strategies on coping with your ADHD, this channel is for you. From tips and tricks to even binaural beats to help you relax, this channel is equal parts education and motivation. There are even meditations specifically for ADHD.
Many ADHD YouTube channels are personal vlogs of those dealing with ADHD, and this channel is no exception. What makes this channel stand out, though, is its first-hand account of using Adderall to treat the host’s ADHD. Everyone responds differently to medications, but it might still be helpful to see how it affects others in a vlog format.
Legion of Weirdos is technically about what channel founder Christopher Mast calls party conversation education: “Fun topics you can use in your social life so you don’t have to explain your day job.” Recently, however, Mast has gotten into talking more about ADHD, as you can see by his entire playlist on the subject.
Like many listed here, Mast isn’t a licensed professional or therapist, but there is still a lot of value in hearing from everyday people about their mental health experiences. Plus, Mast’s lighthearted and fun videos are a great way to feel a little less serious about the whole thing.
Eli Murphy is an artist who uses animation to illustrate stories about his life, including living with ADHD. While his whole channel isn’t dedicated to the subject, his videos are still a good look into what life with ADHD looks like, especially for artists.
This one is another “podcast on YouTube” format channel. Channel founder Tara McGillicuddy is a recognized ADHD expert who’s been working in the field since 1997. She focuses specifically on adult ADHD, which can be helpful for those frustrated with the kid-friendly focus that ADHD media sometimes has. She started her podcast to address common misconceptions about the disorder as well other important topics related to ADHD, like self-love, dealing with grief, and the harmful “fibs” those with ADHD tell themselves.
You might find yourself parenting a child with ADHD. You may also be someone with ADHD. Or, you might be like Laura, who deals with both. Her youngest daughter and she were both diagnosed with ADHD, and now she’s using YouTube to share her story. “ While researching ADHD for myself and my daughter I decided to start recording my experiences with ADHD,” she writes. “Making these videos has helped me and many others come up with new ways of dealing with their own ADHD and loved ones’ ADHD. It’s so nice not to be alone anymore.”
Therapists are a great resource for anyone dealing with attention deficit disorders. They can refer you to trained psychiatrists to help determine a treatment plan to help you cope with day-to-day tasks and stresses. If you suspect you may have ADHD, talk to your therapist today, or find one in your area.
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