Anxiety and ADHD – 2021

with Russell Barkley, Ph.D. & Jerome Schultz, Ph. D.


Anxiety and ADHD often go together, to some extent a result of both nature and nurture. Over-protective parents, co-morbidities, trauma, emotional dysregulation, school refusal, executive function, comorbidities, PTSD … these are just some of the many topics covered in this truly extraordinary conversation among two legendary experts, Dr. Russell Barkley and Dr. Jerome Schultz. 

Talking with each other for the first time, drawing from both research and their combined extensive experience, Barkley and Schultz compare notes and find agreements about ‘anti-fragility,’ anxiety as a stealth disorder, how important it is for anxious parents to reward their kids with ADHD, and so much more. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime conversation.


About Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.  He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication. 

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from professional societies for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.  His websites are and


About Jerome Schultz, Ph. D.

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry.  He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.

For nearly four decades, Dr. Schultz has specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. He served as a faculty member at Lesley University, Boston College, and Wright State University, and for several years as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance. 

Dr. Schultz currently serves as an international consultant on issues related to the neuropsychology and education of children and young adults with special needs. He is a content expert at and at, where he presents webinars and writes articles. His book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, examines the role of stress in learning and behavior, and has served as a practical guide for families and schools across the globe.

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