ADHD and spending addiction patterns

ADHD and spending addiction patterns

By Kate Moryoussef

Our powerful dopamine-seeking behaviour can lead us down some very dark roads, but having the awareness and some nurturing accountability can help us channel our hyperfocuses in a healthy way.

This week’s guest is money-saving specialist, Maddy Alexander-Grout and recently diagnosed ADHD mum of two. Her main passion is helping people save money, find discounts, and guide people to find support for their ADHD in the workplace.

During this week's episode, Kate and Maddy speak about:

How Maddy's spending addiction manifestedDopamine seeking behavioursShame and guilt from spending addictionHaving a fear of dealing with moneyWhy it's so important for people with ADHD to talk about moneyHow Maddy dealt with her own debtHow to recognise our strengths and challenges in businessFinding support and understanding of our neurodivergence in businessTips to reduce your spending with ADHDWhat's changed in Maddy's life since her diagnosisHow Maddy manages with her dopamine cravings now

You can connect with Maddy via her website,, Tik Tok, and Instagram. 

Head to Kate's website and use the code: 25BF to get 25% off all her pre-recorded workshops until Monday, 28th November.

Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity in their lives. 

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