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ADHD and Habits: A Love/Hate Relationship

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Attention Talk Radio

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What is a habit? Are habits good for those with ADHD? Why are habits so hard to build if you have ADHD? Dr. Russell Barkley talks about the ADHD brain as being a two-level system – the automatic brain and the executive functioning brain. He articulates how the executive functioning brain must effortfully override the automatic brain. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( talks about Dr. Barkley's concept and uses it as a context to help those with ADHD understand why habits are very helpful for those with ADHD but also why it is so hard to develop habits if you have ADHD. Jeff's insight and Dr. Barkley's model will help you understand what is at issue. Listen to this podcast to enable you to address habits in a more intentional way.


Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by Jeff Copper, attention and ADHD coach, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.


Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to