Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD

Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD: A New Way of Conceptualizing and Managing ADHD Symptoms, with Linda Tilley, M.Ed., R.Psych, CHyp.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 7-9PM via Google Meet

Why do so many people with ADHD struggle with low self-esteem, poor self-regulation, conflictual relationships, and almost constant negative thinking? What is the connection between ADHD and burnout? Why do so many people continue to struggle with these issues even when taking medication that helps to address issues around attention, organization, prioritizing, time management, and so on? The Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model is a new conceptualization of ADHD that explains these connections and how you can start managing these difficulties.

About Linda

Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree (major in Psychology, minor in Criminology) from the University of Toronto in 1990. She began counselling in 1990, and in the mid-1990s she began working as an educational consultant, completing psychoeducational assessments and consulting in schools to provide support to teachers, students, and parents. She received a Master of Education degree (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Alberta in 1998 and was
registered as a Psychologist in Alberta in 2000. She has taught at Concordia University College of Alberta and the University of Alberta as a sessional lecturer.

Linda was diagnosed with ADHD almost 25 years ago and over the last couple of decades has focused on learning about and treating ADHD, particularly in adults. After seeing the same problems over and over in her clients, she began to develop some new ideas about how ADHD contributes to many of these problems apart from the typical ideas about poor executive functioning. Her work has culminated in the Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model, which she now teaches to clients and to therapists. In addition to working with clients with ADHD, Linda also enjoys working in the areas of recovery from childhood abuse, workplace bullying, and sleep disorders. Linda has a private practice in Edmonton, Alberta.