ADHD, Anxiety, COVID19, and Trump (feat. Hazel McAdam) S3E17 -

ADHD, Anxiety, COVID19, and Trump (feat. Hazel McAdam) S3E17

In this week’s episode, (recorded on 4/8/2020) I talk with my friend Hazel McAdam. Hazel and I decided to have a conversation about everything from ADHD, Anxiety and COVID19 to politics and how the outside world views the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID19 pandemic.

I don’t typically, delve into politics but it’s interesting to hear firsthand what the people in other countries think of the insanity going on here in the US right now.

Emmett joins at one point and speaks with Hazel about how he’s doing.

Please keep in mind that this was recorded on April 8th. Things have progressed very quickly in regards to COVID19, so the numbers and some information may be out of date at the time you’re listening.

You can find Hazel:



I wanted to provide you with a list of reliable sources for information regarding COVID19. Facts, science medicine and accurate, truthful information matter now more than ever. These are some of the people and medical facilities that I trust and rely on for information about this pandemic. Please give them a follow.

Dr. Tara C. Smith

Professor, infectious disease epidemiologist



Cleveland Clinic



Mayo Clinic





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This episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit and find out more information, including how to get a free 30 day trial.

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Please be careful with your general statements that appear as talking points rather than true data from clinicians. Talk to drs on the frontline for REAL data and a better understanding of what is really happening and what works vs feeding into hysteria and increasing mental health issues. I was terribly disapppointed with the one sided perspective.

I amd a teacher, sp ed advocate, parent of kids w/ sp needs. And now LMFT.

Laura Pratto, LMFT

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