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ADD & Loving It?! – Award Winning PBS Documentary … (DVD)

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ADD & Loving it?! has been called “the best film ever made on ADHD.” Okay, we called it that, but thousands agree! Originally aired on Global Television in Canada and PBS in the US, this award-winning documentary is changing lives.

Made by and for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, this is a must-see for anyone who has ever been impacted by this much-misunderstood disorder — or wondered if they had it.

  • Separate fact from fiction, as ADD & Loving It?! busts common myths and misconceptions with game-changing insights from experts working on the front lines of research and treatment.
  • Learn about the personal struggles of coming to grips with ADHD, as comedian Patrick McKenna shares his journey to diagnosis.
  • Discover how to turn this “disorder” into an ally and take advantage of your natural strengths.

With a unique blend of science, humour, and hope, ADD & Loving it?! cuts through the stigma of a syndrome that we thought we knew, and shows us that we are not alone!

Video length: 57 minutes

Also available as a download/streaming

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Description


Camera’s roll as comedian Patrick McKenna is diagnosed with ADHD in midlife.  He then speaks to 9 top specialists and experts to bust myths, demolish the stigma, understand the neuroscience, and learn how to get it handled.

The experts draw upon their experience helping thousands of adults, and for some, dealing with their own ADHD.

In this award-winning PBS program you’ll discover:

  • Diagnosed and treated, ADHD can be managed, and you can soar.
  • How undiagnosed ADHD can ruin lives.
  • The damage undiagnosed and untreated ADHD does to marriages, families, careers, health, and finances.
  • Five Key Actions that make the biggest difference in succeeding with this mindset.
  • The long history, and new understanding of the Neuro-Science of ADHD
  • Busting 21 common myths, fears, and beliefs.

As well you’ll learn

  • Dealing with stigma and denial.
  • Lifestyle changes that make a difference.
  • How to find reliable help.
  • The truth about medication.
  • The dangers of self-medicating with substances, risky behavior, and drama.
  • Why a strength-based and holistic approach is crucial to mastering this mindset. ‘
  • OTHER NOTABLES

The program won a New York Festivals, World Silver Medal for Best Medical Documentary

The program earned producer/director Rick Green the Center for Addiction & Mental Health  Foundation’s ‘Celebrity Transforming Lives Award.’

The program was the first and only documentary about ADHD in adults to be endorsed by the two largest ADHD advocacy groups in North America, CHADD and ADDA.

The program is used by Certified ADHD Coaches and Specialists for clients who are struggling with stigma, fear, or denial.

GREAT QUOTES:

  • ‘You can’t really love your ADHD, but you can have ADHD and have a life you love.’ Patrick McKenna. Award Winning Actor-Writer-Producer. Host of ADD & Loving It?!
  • ‘What I learned to do in graduate school to treat ADHD, I would now consider malpractice, which I know is a very strong statement, but it’s one that I do make and I make confidently.’  Dr. Stephen Kurtz
  • ‘What makes me really sad is… someone saying that ADHD is not a ‘real disorder.’  We have so much data, so much research behind it to know that ADHD is a neurological disorder.  And, furthermore, it is a treatable disorder.’  Dr. Annick Vincent
  • ‘There are many myths about ADD and I think maybe that’s the scariest (aspect)… that there are so many.’  Dr. Edward Hallowell.
  • ‘Big heartedness, generosity, charisma… all of those kind of qualities, so commonly associated with children and adults with ADD, those can’t be bought or taught.’  Dr. Edward Hallowell
  • ‘The people closest to you have watched this behavior over many years and they have made up stories about what it is… ‘You’re ornery.’  Or, ‘You’re just not trying hard enough.’  Kate Kelly
  • ‘People with ADD are working their hearts out just to get through the day.’  Kate Kelly,
  • ‘I always felt bad about myself, like, you know, I wasn’t doing enough or it wasn’t good enough or why couldn’t I do it better or like the other kids did.’  Dr. Laura Muggli, Clinical Psychologist Specializing in ADHD.

Customer Reviews:

  • I loved it. Fantastic.  – James
  • “It gave me so much hope. This is a well thought out, humourous, and inspirational look at ADD and its treatment.” – RP
  • “Loved it and want more!” – Davi
  • “Award winning for a reason! And worth having in your collection because you’ll be glad to watch it with, or loan it to, a new acquaintance. It could help them, or someone they know.” – cloudyncool
  • “I’ve found this video to be helpful and encouraging…With the humor-laced presentation it has been watched over and over.” – DH
  • “This video will change the way you look at ADD! Absolutely empowering, emotion evoking, thought provoking, relatable, mind changing information. Presentation is captivating and hilarious! The best video for ADD’ers I’ve seen in my long journey. I would give it 6 stars if I could. Every healthcare care provider needs to have this available. LIFE ALTERING!” – CW
  • “As a clinician who is always trying to find ways for the person with ADHD to learn about this disorder I find this a great help. Not a big boring book, light yet full of experts who are very informative. I highly recommend it for any with who has or lives with ADHD.” – WG Munro
  • “This is the best explanation and understanding of ADHD or ADD that I’ve ever seen.” – Alice
  • “I can not express how much this video saved me… It should be something everyone should watch, even if this does not impact you directly.” – Britt Moore
  • “I insist that all patients, families, grandparents watch the documentaries and the change that takes place in that first hour is unbelievable. I use them as the basics for education.” – Dr. Declan Quinn
  • Everytime I watch this DVD I learn something new… Thank you for a wonderful. warm, honest, funny source of strength for me and my family and friends!” – Teri Hague
  • “At age 52, I finally started getting answers to all those questions. Your mileage might vary but, for me, my life changed almost immediately for the better.” – Mike
  • “A must see for anyone with ADD/ ADHD! Entertaining and easy to watch, not some boring lecture on the subject.” – kkiesz
  • “Coming from an adult with ADHD… I showed this film to my family and friends that didn’t know much about adhd or how it feels to have it. ADD & loving it is a must see!” – Christine Bau
  • “If you have a loved one that has ADD or ADHD this is a must have DVD.” – shedgy11

Experts:

  • Dr. Ned Hallowell,
  • Dr. Stephen Kurtz
  • Dr. Lenard Adler
  • Kate Kelly
  • Dr. Annick Vincent
  • Dr. Margaret Weiss
  • Dr. Umesh Jain
  • Thom Hartmann
  • Dr. Laura Muggli

 

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 x 5.25 x 0.1 in
length

57:00

26 reviews for ADD & Loving It?! – Award Winning PBS Documentary … (DVD)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    KMac

    Everyone. I made my friends watch it. My family. I have ADD, and have suffered the lifelong consequences of poor self esteem, poor decision making, and attention disregulation. It’s so nice to hear I’m not the only one, it’s not hopeless, and I’m not a failure. It’s presented in a lighthearted way while addressing the serious symptoms of this disorder and has relevant scientific research to help you understand what it’s like living with it. After watching, get the most current printing of the book “Driven to Distraction” to fill in the gaps. (Amazon review)

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    shedgy11

    If you have a loved one that has ADD or ADHD this is a must have DVD. Very informative and a great first step in the process of learning to cope/deal with a world that is not friendly to ADD. This production is funny, entertaining and full of great advice. (Amazon review)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jw53

    Totally real. So very funny. Far too many “hey that’s me” or “I totally do that” moments. (Amazon review)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cat Martinez

    This is a GREAT and FUN DVD to watch. It really helped me understand my young son better. Also, WHOA… I found that I had some of the same struggles as the guys in this show did! It really helps understand ADD and ADHD in an informative yet entertaining way that is worth viewing. For those who want to know more but don’t want to slog through technical or medical books/reviews on the syndrome, this is a refreshing way to look at how people with ADD and ADHD actually think and why they behave the way they do. Thanks, guys, for a great show! It was also a perk to have all the doctors and others on here who (most of them) also have ADD or ADHD. A must see! (Amazon review)

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    A.Glick

    Information was presented in a loving, friendly and funny manner. Gave a lot of information without being harsh. A must see for those living with A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. and those living with a person with those conditions. I personally recommended the production to several friends. It is great information for everyone to see. (Amazon review)

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    kkiesz

    A must see for anyone with ADD/ ADHD! Entertaining and easy to watch, not some boring lecture on the subject. (Amazon review)

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    ceb

    Everyone should watch this video. It really gives you a better understanding of those with ADD. It is very entertaining as well, not boring at all! (Amazon review)

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    LMichaeleT

    I found this short little doc on ADD great. My husband has ADD so it was nice insight into some of the things that we struggle (I get annoyed) with. (Amazon review)

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Bau Bau

    Coming from an adult with ADHD… I showed this film to my family and friends that didn’t know much about adhd or how it feels to have it. ADD & loving it is a must see! (Amazon review)

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barry Hoerz

    Wow; these guys know what they’re doing! As an adult with ADHD, I know the struggles that it often creates. How do you explain this to someone else? And, how do you get a handle on it yourself? Take a look at ADD & Loving It! Through the use of humor (which is an absolute MUST for ADDers), the facts are given here in a non-confrontational way that at the same time is entertaining and insightful. Think you have ADD? Know someone else who might have ADD? Do your children struggle with Attention Deficit? Here is a great look at the positive sides to this disorder and discover that all hope is not lost! (Amazon review)

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    This video his moving, funny and informative. I learned more watching this video than on any other site and it was FUN! Thank you!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike (New Zealand)

    At age 52, I finally started getting answers to all those questions. Your mileage might vary but, for me, my life changed almost immediately for the better. 52 years 3 months and 13 days of thinking I was “not quite right” but not sure why. The relief and joy that you feel? Well, I think you can get an idea. Even if you have only the slightest suspicion that you or someone you know might be ADD then you MUST explore that possibility. This video is an excellent place to start. The return on investment is monumental! Just do it! (please)

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Ihme

    I ordered ADD & loving it along with ADD & Mastering it.
    What I’m finding is that much of the general population doesn’t know the real scoop about ADHD. They learn what they hear many times from people with a wide range of myths. When people learn the facts about what this diagnosis is, it helps dispel the fear and negativity that goes along with it. ADHD is a very serious condition, though it has it’s perks. I can’t imagine educating anyone better about the facts than information given with honesty and hilarity by those associated with Totally A.D.D. Their books and DVD’s are ones I’ll absolutely share with friends and family because they’re truly enlightening and entertaining. Thank you all for reaching out and presenting such an important topic to others in such a fun way.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    BJM

    Well-done video, wish I had access to this in the early years of my marriage and again when my son was little. Very approachable, fun, easy to understand, excellent information, positive perspective. My professor used this video in my graduate level class in conjunction with an older video, and “ADD & loving it?!” was by far considered more helpful and up-to-date.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teri Hague

    Everytime I watch this DVD I learn something new. I have lent it to others many times and every time I hear back that their family finally “gets it”. I have used it to cheer myself up when I have just had enough and am reminded that I am not ADD, I have ADD. Thank you for a wonderful. warm, honest, funny source of strength for me and my family and friends!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dr. Declan Quinn

    I insist that all patients, families, grandparents watch the documentaries and the change that takes place in that first hour is unbelievable. I use them as the basics for education.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    A.G.

    So appreciate this DVD! As a parent of a teen with ADD, I’m happy to see a resource for those with ADD and their families to help understand the disorder. I appreciate the wife’s perspective as well! Well done!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Britt Moore

    I can not express how much this video saved me. I caught it by accident. Up late one night, it came on PBS and it was riveting. I was crying, my jaw was dropping. After literally years of searching, and countless doctors appts. I was in shock. Everything in the video described me. Could it be that simple? I was labeled by family as a hypochondriac because I had seen so many doctors, for every suspicion, from MS to schizophrenia to Food intolerances. I’m 43 and could never figure this out on my own. I DVR’d the special and showed it to my husband and son the next day. They were shocked too. I think the best thing about this special, was the real examples in the series. It is NOT just a list of symptoms, the series shows how people will ADD and ADHD go through life. Real examples that family can see and relate too. It’s one thing to know that you have this, but trying to explain it to friends and family is almost impossible. This was the hugest thing we got out of it. It helped the people around me, believe me and become my advocate as well. It has changed everything in my life, more than I can say here. It should be something everyone should watch, even if this does not impact you directly. You may have co-workers like this, your kids may have friends like this. Once you understand, it’s much easier to be compassionate.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice

    This is the best explanation and understanding of ADHD or ADD that I’ve ever seen. Also with the relataible stories, it makes me feel not so lost in this world.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    William G. Munro, L.M.S.W.

    As a clinician who is always trying to find ways for the person with ADHD to learn about this disorder I find this a great help. Not a big boring book, light yet full of experts who are very informative. I highly recommend it for any with who has or lives with ADHD

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    CW

    This video will change the way you look at ADD! Absolutely empowering, emotion evoking, thought provoking, relatable, mind changing information. Presentation is captivating and hillarious! The best video for ADD’ers I’ve seen in my long journey. I would give it 6 stars if I could. Every healthcare care provider needs to have this available. LIFE ALTERING!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    DH

    I’ve found this video to be helpful and encouraging.
    Because of it I have been able to advocate for myself better as well as being more able to educate those who are important to me.
    With the humor-laced presentation it has been watched over and over.
    Thank You

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    cloudyncool

    Lots of information delivered with a happy humour. Enough well respected experts to convince even the hardest skeptic to listen. This is a good video to start with if you need to get the conversation going.
    Very helpful. Thanks to the large number of folks over several cities who worked on putting this together. Award winning for a reason! And worth having in your collection because you’ll be glad to watch it with, or loan it to, a new acquaintance. It could help them, or someone they know. Cheers!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Davi

    Really enjoyed the show.
    Wish it lasted longer though.
    The end kind of felt abrupt, like there was more but… time constraints!
    I never did the buying of the car thing but I would do the same thing for ice cream or a coffee. lol! You all(do not southern accent it) video edited everything with such precision… like in a comedy sketch where all the right jokes are put in the best place. Hmmm, 10 of 10! I would like to see something like this with a few more of these successful “famous” or “known” people speaking about their ADHD. Loved it and want more! Also, I love the idea of the downloadable, it’s a great deal and I don’t have to keep it on a shelf and remember where it is every time I think about it. It’s in my laptop! YAY!!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    RP

    It gave me so much hope. This is a well thought out, humourous, and inspirational look at ADD and its treatment.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie

    Rick Green & Totally ADD have created an Award WORTHY video product here that Lives UP to what Dr Ed Hallowell states about entrepreneurs, creatives, and all who migrated to this continent. We HAVE these Genes and They ARE & CAN BE Our Best asset if we only *Take The Time to DeCode Ourselves* so we can make Best Usage of our Abilities to Help not only ourselves but others.
    BRAVO to Everyone at
    Totally ADD !!

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