FAQ

What’s your name?
Jessica McCabe.

Do you have ADHD?
Yes, I do!

How did you get diagnosed?
I was diagnosed by a doctor (after we realized that I have a lot in common with my aunt, who also has ADHD.)

How old were you when you got diagnosed?
I was 12 years old.

How old are you?
I am currently 35 years old.

What’s your job?
I am now dedicated to this channel full time! Thank you to all my Patreon supporters who enabled me to make this my job!

How can I support you/help HowToADHD?
If you want to support what I do, and want me to keep making more videos, you can support me on Patreon, where you can get some cool perks! In addition, subtitling, sharing, liking, and commenting also helps us out a lot!

How can I talk to you?
You can contact me through Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Instagram, or Patreon.

I am a company/organization, looking to discuss business. Where can I contact you?
Please send all business inquiries to business@howtoadhd.com

How can we find out updates or when videos are late?
Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We update you there!

Where can I send you things?
Here! (No food please!)
Jessica @ How to ADHD
P.O. Box 1526
Guasti, CA 91743

How do I submit subtitles?
You can submit subtitles through YouTube directly. Thank you for helping out!

Can you stop talking so fast?
I’ve tried!  Luckily, YouTube lets you slow down the speed of the videos, and you can also turn on subtitles!

Do you blink?
Yes, but we cut out the majority of the blinking.

Are you in a relationship?
Yes, I am married!

Who is Edward?
Edward is my husband and producing partner!  You can meet Edward and the rest of the HowToADHD Team here!

What made you start HowToADHD?
I started HowToADHD as an ADHD toolbox, to help keep track of the various strategies learned and insights gained from having and living with ADHD. It’s also grown into an amazing community of Brains (and Hearts!) who support and help each other. Anyone looking to learn more about ADHD is welcome here!

What is a “Brain”/“Heart”?
A “Brain” is what we at HowToADHD call an individual who came to the channel for their own benefit, and a “Heart” is an individual that doesn’t necessarily engage with the channel to help themselves, but cares about someone who does, and seeks to better understand the loved one. However a “Brain” can also be used to describe an individual who enjoys/is subscribed to the HowToADHD community!

Are you a doctor?
No, I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, or a trained medical professional.  I don’t do the research – I research the research, and make the research understandable and accessible!  If you need medical help, have questions about medicines or treatment plans, or you’re looking for a diagnosis, please seek a professional!

How do I get an ADHD diagnosis?
Please see a medical professional. ie: a doctor, psychiatrist, or even a school counsellor.

*insert description of self* do I have ADHD?
I don’t know. As I’ve said before, I’m not a doctor. That means I can’t diagnose you. It is also true that you can’t diagnose yourself, and no one online can diagnose you. Only a trained medical professional is qualified to make a diagnosis.

Can I get diagnosed at ____ age?
Yes you can get diagnosed at ANY age. I myself was diagnosed at 12, but I had been experiencing the symptoms before that, although they hadn’t majorly impacted my life up until that point.

No one believes ADHD exists where I live/my family doesn’t believe in ADHD. What do I do?
Here at HowToADHD we aim to provide a safe, respectful, and welcoming community that help each other out. Whether you are a Brain, a Heart, or simply someone curious about ADHD, don’t worry! Everyone is welcome!

I do not have/am not diagnosed with ADHD, am I still welcome?
It does not matter if you are a “Brain”, a “Heart”, or simply someone curious about ADHD, you are ALL welcome!

How can I make topic suggestions?
Our Brain Board members of Patreon meet monthly to discuss any HowToADHD updates, make topic suggestions, and hang out! Our SUPERBrain Patrons then have the chance to vote on topics for upcoming episodes. In addition, Patrons of any level can access our new Discord chat room, and make topic suggestions there!

I think I might have ADHD, how do I talk to my parents?
Check out the video we made on this very topic

I keep losing my stuff, what do I do?
Have you heard of Tile?

How do I make a DIY fidget toy?
Try filling a balloon with oatmeal or rice or anything that isn’t dangerous, and tie it up!

Is (blank) A fidget? Can this be a fidget?
A fidget is anything that can be used to divert wandering attention (typically in an atypical way for the object) and occupy this attention whilst we work on something else. As has been proved many times, literally ANYTHING (not dangerous) can be used as a fidget. Pencils, pens, bits of paper, rice in a sock, bouncy balls, caps, bottles, the list goes on.

I contacted you earlier. Why haven’t you responded yet?
Thank you so much for reaching out! As we do have a high volume of incoming comments, messages, and E-mails, it is not possible to respond to them all. However, I do make an effort to read and respond to as many of you as I can. Thank you for your understanding!