ADHD and shame sometimes go together and for many, it’s a real struggle. This episode of Overcoming Distractions we chat with Dr. Sharon Saline a licensed clinical psychologist and one of the top experts on ADHD for both children and adults. She is also the author of the popular book on ADHD, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. 

David talks with Dr. Saline about the topic of shame and where it might stem from at an early age.

Dr. Saline defines shame as it relates to adult ADHD and explains where shame might come from. Hint, it might be some of those bad report cards…

Why shame is such a critical issue when trying to thrive with ADHD and why negative self-talk is not good for anyone with ADHD>

Dr. Saline talks about how shame can get in the way of thriving with adult ADHD and we talk about whether shame is in any way, related to imposter syndrome.

How do we begin the process of overcoming shame? Dr. Saline talks about how to begin that process.

And she gives us her top tips for someone who is experiencing shame in their life.

You can find Dr. Sharon Saline here and her book below.

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EP 38: How to combat shame when you are an adult with ADHD