Sensory Overload with Deanna Reynolds

Are my kids the loudest kids in the world? Or can I just not cope with the noise?

Jane interviews Deanna Reynolds, an ADHD Mum with two children on the Sunshine Coast who is studying to be a teacher. Deanna was diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year after advocating for herself for years and battling misdiagnosis that she was NOT just 'anxious' or a 'tired Mum.'


- What is sensory overload?

- How does it impact Mothers?

- How does Deanna cope with burnout/sensory overload in her relationship with her husband?

- How has the awareness of Sensory Overload and ADHD impacted the understanding of herself?

- How does Deanna cope with having a small 18-month-old child and the constant whining/talking and crying?

- What strategies can we use to prevent or reduce the sensory overload as it's happening?

- Deanna's severe and debilitating anxiety attacks and how she can prevent them now knowing her diagnosis.

- Deanna is managing severe anxiety attacks with lifestyle changes and preventative measures - she isn't able to receive medication yet - Jane plans to follow her back up after she receives medication to see if it helps or not.

- The spoon theory - such a great take on ADHD and sensory overload


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About the Author Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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