Former England International rugby player James Haskell was diagnosed with ADHD as a child. In this episode, James shares how he has managed his ADHD through a career as an international rugby player for England and the British & Irish lions, as well as while performing as a top podcaster and DJ since retiring.   

Speaking to Simon Mundie, James shares how an early diagnosis came at a time when there was little discussion or awareness of ADHD. This threw up challenges, from being pulled from a match for taking the ADHD drug Ritalin, to dealing with possible misunderstandings with England coaches over his condition. James’ ambition and focus is a theme throughout his life. He has worked hard to understand how his brain works with ADHD and how to deal with distraction and attention deficit.

In this episode we also hear from Dr Wiley, a pediatrician who specializes in working with ADHD children, who adds his insight after having listened to the conversation between James and Simon. This episode emphasises the need for a proper ADHD test, for people who want to learn to thrive with their condition as James has.


James Haskell

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