Encore Episode: Does Having ADHD Work to Your Advantage?

How can it be possible that some of the most accomplished actors, business professionals and athletes all suffer from ADHD?What if impulsiveness, distractibility, impatience, and the other ADHD symptoms we’re dead-set on overcoming are actually disguised talents like curiosity, adventurousness, and resilience?

Might that explain why ADHD-diagnosed people are noticeably over-represented in prestigious demographics like entrepreneurs and professional baseball players?

This is the contention of Dale Archer, MD, in his newest book, The ADHD Advantage.

Dr. Archer, a board-certified psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is the New York Times bestselling author of Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional and a popular source of expert psychological advice.

Dr. Archer’s unique expertise on this topic is also rooted in the fact that he, personally, has lived (and flourished) with ADHD over the course of his life and career without relying on drugs.

Listen in as Dr. Archer shares his own personal experience with ADHD, as well as how it can actually work to your advantage if you've been diagnosed.

Host: Dr. David Friedman