This is the third episode of Mind ki Baat, a Newslaundry podcast with a neurodivergent host that will focus on the invisible epidemic of mental health issues in society today.
This segment looks at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. It is not an illness but a neurodevelopmental anomaly which is usually diagnosed in childhood and persists into adulthood. The symptoms vary but commonly include trouble sustaining attention, speaking out of turn, or being easily distracted or restless.
Those living with ADHD find it more tough to prioritise and manage tasks – impacting their career – and their relationships are often strained by signs of impulsive behaviour and difficulty regulating emotions.
This episode features an interaction with Dr Amit Sen, a psychiatrist and co-founder of Children First, and Gurmehar Kaur, who joined Newslaundry after authoring two books. The three panelists, including the host, share perspectives and personal experiences on how it’s like to live with ADHD.