The Wisdom of ADHD | Katherine Ellison | TEDxMarin

Better Brain, Better Game!

If you suffer or know someone who suffers from ADHD then you know the effort it takes to stay on track. Katherine was only diagnosed as an adult but admits to a lifetime of distractions. She shares some important wisdom we all might gain from the more than 16 million adults in the US like her. Katherine Ellison won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting two years after surviving an $11 million libel lawsuit for a careless reporting error. Her roller-coaster career is an extreme example of what can happen when you have ADHD. More info at m
Katherine Ellison won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting two years after surviving an $11 million libel lawsuit for a careless reporting error. Her roller-coaster career is an extreme example of what can happen when you have ADHD. Katherine has more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience in digging for facts, framing messages, and producing vivid prose. From 1984-99, Ellison reported for Knight Ridder Newspapers, winning several awards including a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Since then, she has authored, co-authored, and ghost-written ten books and worked as a communication consultant and speechwriter for clients including Bill Gates, major Silicon Valley investors, the Ford, Packard, and Irvine foundations and Cater Communications. She was diagnosed with the ADHD at age 48, on the heels of her elder son’s diagnosis at age 9, and frequently writes and speaks publicly about the disorder. Her most recent book is the ADHD coming-of-age memoir, “Mothers and Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession…and Second Chances.” More info at This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at x

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