ADHD Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Adults

ADHD is not just a challenge that affects children and teens.  Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder can affect adults as well.  In fact, current statistics indicate that approximately 8.7% of the U.S. adult population is challenged with some form of ADHD (Source: National Institute of Mental Health, 2011).  However, this is certainly a condition whose symptoms can be managed with success. It just might take the right strategies and resources to help make it happen.  It might also mean learning to “channel” that ever-present energy in the right direction.
 
We have gathered together here a short list of just the right resources to help adults who are truly MOTIVATED to manage these symptoms so that they can have more control over their daily lives.  Not only will these offerings help improve daily life at home and at work, but they will also improve the self-esteem and level of confidence for an adult challenged with ADHD.  We hope you find them helpful!

 
Tips, Strategies & Resources for Adults with ADHD
 
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Adults---Statistics for U.S. adults with ADHD from National Institute of Mental Health--- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood.  Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd.shtml
 
12 Tips for Getting Organized for Adults with ADHD---article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
There are small steps you can take to organize your space and your life.  Attention and ADHD coach Laura Rolands and clinical psychologist and ADHD expert Ari Tuckman share their strategies for getting a handle on clutter and creating a clean space.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2011/12-tips-for-getting-organized-for-adults-with-adhd/

 
How I Got My Groove Back ---by Gina Pera
Top 10 tips for putting the brakes on the ADD/ADHD roller coaster

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/7218.html

VIDEO: Tools for Managing Adult ADHD---by Dr. Abigail Levrini (Length: approx. 24 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2nakvjNes

Adult ADHD: 50 Tips of Management---by Edward M Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Excellent article with practical strategies and written by the physician team, Hallowell and Ratey, renowned ADHD specialists
http://www.addresources.org/?q=node/253

 
Have a GREAT week with these new ADHD strategies and tips!
Comments

Comments

  1. Flop on March 28, 2013 at 6:29 AM said:
    The role-playing thing is tough, especially if the pneart (no matter how cool you are) is the one leading it. I have seen, however, great results with my son's therapist using role playing. She's relatively young and pretty hip so maybe that's the x factor.-B
  2. Joan Brennan on August 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM said:
    Dear Flop, Many thanks for taking the time to write your good comments here. Yes, sometimes it is difficult for the parent to participate in the role playing with the child. Parents are often too close to the child/teen/adult and to the ADHD issues. In addition, there is always the "unconditional love" factor with parents, too. If your son's therapist achieves great results, that is a good thing. You might want to share your role-playing experiences mentioned here with the therapist. It could help your son even more. Thanks again for giving us your input here! Joan Brennan www.FocusandRead.com
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