ADHA Aha! | ADHD and emotions, from anxiety to boredom (Dr. Sasha’s story)

Dr. Sasha Hamdani is a psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD and anxiety. After starting a “riot in her classroom,” she was diagnosed with ADHD as a fourth-grader. She didn’t realize she had ADHD until she was a student at a competitive medical school. She decided to unplug from academics after she was diagnosed with ADHD. She now debunks ADHD myths on social media.

Dr. Sasha shares her personal story, including her thoughts about her parents’ decision not to tell her ADHD until she was a teenager. Listen to the end for Dr. Sasha’s discussion about ADHD and anxiety. Get her advice on what to ask your child about ADHD symptoms and other challenges like boredom.

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