Do You Have ADHD? | Dr. Mark Bertin

Ten Percent Happier
October 18, 2023
Do You Have ADHD? | Dr. Mark Bertin
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

The difference between ADHD and human distractibility, and strategies for managing ADHD that can improve your focus, even if you don’t have it.

Today’s guest is Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician who specializes in ADHD and developmental disorders. He’s the author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD, and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrates mindfulness into pediatric care. For more information, please visit his website at

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between ADD and ADHD, and the subcategories: hyperactive and inattentive.
  • Whether ADHD is a new condition brought on by the distractions of a modern world, or one that’s always been around. 
  • The difference between being human and distractible, and having ADHD.
  • Strategies for managing ADHD that can be used even if you don’t have ADHD.

Episodes Mentioned:

Kryptonite for the Inner Critic | Kristin Neff

Self Compassion Isn’t Always Soft | Kristin Neff
The Scientific Case for Self Compassion | Chris Germer

Join Dan: LIVE!

Dan will be in upstate New York at the Troutbeck hotel on Sunday, November 17 — it's a Q and A and live guided meditation, and it's gonna be a great time. You can buy tickets and get more details here: