MedCircle Original Series

Navigating the Ambiguity of ADHD

Unaddressed ADHD can persist into adulthood & contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. This series will help.

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Series Overview

ADHD 101: How to Navigate Its Complexity 7 Min

What makes Dr. Dom an expert on ADHD? In this session, he explains the training and qualifications that experienced providers for ADHD go through. He also sheds light on what is NOT being discussed about ADHD that we should be discussing.

How is ADHD Different from "Normal" Lack of Attention? 21 Min

Learn the definition of ADHD and the three types of the disorder. You’ll understand how ADHD is different than experiencing a “normal” lack of attention. Dr. Dom explains when the ADHD diagnosis cannot be given - even when the patient is experiencing symptoms of ADHD. Plus, Dr. Dom discusses what recent research says about the disorder and how you can use that information to better your life.

What Actually Causes ADHD 13 Min

In this session, Dr. Dom clears up the myths surrounding what causes ADHD. Dr. Dom discusses how functional MRIs are leading the charge on how our brain looks and operates for those with ADHD. Plus, you will learn correlations between a mother’s behavior during pregnancy and the child’s likelihood to get an ADHD diagnosis and Dr. Sportelli’s predictions on where we will be in 20 years as it relates to the disorder.

How to Effectively Spot the Symptoms of ADHD 10 Min

Learn the most common signs of ADHD in children and young adults. Dr. Dom walks through what common behaviors are more often seen in girls vs. boys, and what questions you should be asking your child’s teacher, coaches, and mentors. Dr. Dom also discusses developmental milestones parents need to be on the lookout for, and the signs that could indicate your child actually does NOT have ADHD.

How to Accurately Test for ADHD (& Avoid Misdiagnosis) 21 Min

Avoid a misdiagnosis by fully understanding the diagnostic process for ADHD. To accurately test for ADHD, a professional will likely need to interview multiple parties. In this session, Dr. Dom walks you through what diagnosing a child with ADHD should look like and what red flags you should look out for when working with a mental health professional.

How to Best Help a Child With ADHD Succeed 8 Min

You cannot discipline your child out of symptoms of ADHD. In this session, Dr. Dom explains how parents can be the best supporter for their child and also how parents can continue their own self-care during this time. What happens if a medication stops working? Dr. Dom answers this question and more in this session.

How to Help a Teen With ADHD Manage Emotions 6 Min

Raising a teenager is difficult. Raising a teenager with ADHD comes with its own set of unique obstacles. In this session, Dr. Dom gives parents actionable tips on how to navigate this time and how to set you and your teen up for success.


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About the Series

Navigating the Ambiguity of ADHD

ADHD or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can be diagnosed and treated during any stage of life. In this series, Dr. Domenick Sportelli (Dr. Dom), provides the tools to identify possible signs of ADHD, avoid a misdiagnosis, find a treatment, and determine whether or not that treatment is being effective.

While 35% of teenagers with ADHD eventually drop out of school, a child with untreated ADHD is more likely to also abuse an illegal substance later in life. Dr. Dom explains the best practices that parents and supporters can use to help a teenager balance the symptoms of ADHD while they go through the emotional turbulence of puberty.

Who is this series for?

This series is for anyone who wants a better understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD or believe you have ADHD, this series will give you an education so that you can focus on your next best step toward better mental health.

This series is also great for supporters of those with ADHD - especially parents. Parents will more clearly understand what their child with ADHD is facing, how you can set them up to succeed in school, in the workforce, and in relationships, and get actionable advice from double-board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Dom.

“As a parent and a teacher, I’m finding this series very interesting and helpful. There are definitely a good deal of over- and misdiagnoses going on right now. Thanks again for producing such informative material.”
Danielle R.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The causes of ADHD
  • Who is more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
  • How to spot the signs and symptoms of the disorder
  • The diagnostic process for ADHD
  • Understanding treatment options and finding the right one for you or your loved one
  • How supporters can manage their frustration and learn patience

“There’s nothing wrong with your child. They just think differently.”

Double Board Certified Psychiatrist, D.O. & Father


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You can get free access to all 7 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.