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27. Sensory Overload with Deanna Reynolds
Episode 2731st July 2023 • ADHD Mums • Jane McFadden
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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.'


Highlights


- 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 whinging/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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