Penn Holderness Discusses ADHD Diagnosis and Management in New Book

Penn Holderness, viral video star, releases book "ADHD is Awesome," sharing his personal journey with ADHD and strategies to manage it, aiming to destigmatize the condition and empower others affected.

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Penn Holderness Discusses ADHD Diagnosis and Management in New Book

Penn Holderness Discusses ADHD Diagnosis and Management in New Book

Penn Holderness, the viral video star known for his parodies and skits with his wife Kim, has released a new book titled "ADHD is Awesome" on April 30, 2024. The book, co-authored with Kim, examines Penn's personal journey with ADHD, from his diagnosis in college to the strategies he has developed to manage the challenges it presents.

In the book, Penn opens up about how he has embraced his ADHD brain as a gift that has helped him in his creative work. "I was diagnosed with ADHD in college and took medication for a while, but eventually stopped as I found a job that suited my ADHD brain," Penn says. "I believe my ADHD has been a benefit for my creative work."

While Penn chose not to continue taking medication for his ADHD after college, he acknowledges that medication has been life-changing for many people with the condition. When their son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2022, the Holdernesses allowed him to choose whether to try medication. "He has been managing his ADHD with and without medication," Penn reveals. "The key for me has been developing strategies to manage the challenges of ADHD, such as ensuring my son's math class is scheduled early in the day."

Why this matters: Penn and Kim Holderness' new book sheds light on the personal experiences of living with ADHD and offers strategies for managing the condition. By sharing their story, the Holdernesses aim to destigmatize ADHD and provide support for others navigating similar challenges.

The Holdernesses, who have amassed millions of fans with their viral parodies and skits, hope that their book will help others understand and embrace the unique strengths that come with an ADHD brain. Through their candid discussions and practical advice, Penn and Kim aim to empower individuals and families affected by ADHD to find effective ways to manage the condition and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Key Takeaways

  • Penn Holderness, viral video star, releases book "ADHD is Awesome".
  • Book examines Penn's journey with ADHD, from diagnosis to managing challenges.
  • Penn embraces ADHD as a creative gift, stopped medication after college.
  • Their son manages ADHD with and without medication, based on strategies.
  • Book aims to destigmatize ADHD and empower those affected to thrive.