Adult ADHD


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Smart Gadgets – ADHD Tools for Work and Home

7 high-tech ADHD tools and gadgets to help you get organized at work and at home.

Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults

Individuals wishing to seek an evaluation for AD/HD should use this information and resource sheet as a set of guidelines for what to expect from the clinician conducting the evaluation.

Managing Medication for Adults with ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms persisting into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of cases (i.e. approximately 4% of adults). 8,9 Medication, which is an integral part of the multimodal treatment of AD/HD in children, is the cornerstone of treatment for adults.10,11,12 Although there is a significant amount of research in children, there is much less controlled research data on medication therapy in adults.

Time Management: Learning to Use a Day Planner

Adults with AD/HD often have difficulties with time management and planning. These difficulties are an example of how AD/HD impairs the executive functions of the brain.

A Guide to Organizing the Home and Office

Getting and staying organized is a real challenge for many adults diagnosed with AD/HD. This challenge often feels impossible to meet, resulting in the individual getting stuck in an overwhelmed mode. It is possible, however, to overcome the overwhelmed feeling and effectivel y organize the home or office by breaking the task down into smaller steps and following a systematic approach to accomplishing each step. This paper offers a step-by-step approach to follow.

Succeeding in College

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult returning to college, the path from enrollment to graduation can often be daunting. This path may be especially challenging for those with AD/HD.

This sheet provides assistance on handling the specific challenges faced at the post-secondary level by college students with AD/HD. To achieve success at this level, students with AD/HD must possess an understanding of AD/HD and how the condition uniquely affects them. This information and resource sheet also provides tools for achieving greater success and satisfaction at college.

Legal Rights: Higher Education and the Workplace

Although a diagnosis of AD/HD is the first step in initiating medical, educational, and mental health treatments, the diagnosis itself does not guarantee that the adult with AD/HD has the right to receive accommodations in the workplace or higher education. This sheet provides an overview of the legal requirements and protections afforded individuals appropriately diagnosed with AD/HD.

Social Skills in Adults with ADHD

Individuals with AD/HD often experience social difficulties, social rejection, and interpersonal relationship problems as a result of their inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Such negative interpersonal outcomes cause emotional pain and suffering. They also appear to contribute to the development of co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders.

Succeeding in the Workplace

The symptoms of AD/HD create special challenges for the adult in the workplace, just as they do for the child in school. To date, very little research has been conducted that provides adults with AD/HD empiricallybased approaches to understanding and coping with workplace issues. Until scientifically-based guidelines are available, it may prove useful to follow the procedures commonly used by career counselors to guide individuals in selecting a job and coping with AD/HD on the job.

Managing Money

Managing finances is a unique challenge for an individual with AD/HD. The major features of procrastination, disorganization, and impulsivity can wreak havoc on finances. Because there is no published research concerning financial issues and AD/HD in adulthood, these suggestions are based upon best clinical practices and the application of behavioral and financial principles.

Coaching for Adults with ADHD

Coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. In general, coaches help individuals reach their fullest potential in life. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, AD/HD coaching has emerged among the many approaches, services and treatments for AD/HD.

Women and ADHD

Coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. In general, coaches help individuals reach their fullest potential in life. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, AD/HD coaching has emerged among the many approaches, services and treatments for AD/HD.

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