Women & ADHD

Laura Key: Anxiety, perfectionism, and ADHD “a-ha” moments

Episode 90 with Laura Key.

“ADHD is that thing you didn’t know you had, but once you do realize you have it, everything else makes sense.”

Laura Key, a longtime editor and content creator, is the editorial director at Understood.org, a resource for the millions of people with learning and thinking differences like ADHD and dyslexia. 

Laura is also the host of the ADHD Aha! podcast, where her guests talk about the single moment when it clicked that they — or someone they know — has ADHD. Not only does Laura co-lead the Understood Podcast Network, she also spearheaded the creation of the Medium publication for/by. And she has two kids who keep her busy when she’s not working — and sometimes when she is working.

Laura shares her diagnosis story and her “ADHD aha” moment, as well as her history with anxiety and perfectionism. We compare notes on hosting an ADHD-themed podcast, and talk all about the healing power of conversation and sharing our lived experiences with other ADHD people.

We also talk about medication, looking for signs of ADHD in your children, and some of the inherent difficulties in figuring out the best ways to help our kids — and ourselves, for that matter! 

Instagram: @understoodorg



Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

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