Tips for Living with Adult ADHD

Tips for Living with Adult ADHDWhile commonly associated with school-aged children, ADHD also affects countless adults, who struggle to pay attention, complete tasks and maintain relationships. Unfortunately, many of these people suffer unknowingly. If you’ve been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learn some effective tips for living with adult ADHD.
What Are the Symptoms?
ADHD always begins in early childhood, but many people are not diagnosed until they become adults. Most often, ADHD manifests in the following ways:

  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Impulsivity
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble completing tasks
  • Disorganization
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Hot temper
  • Unstable relationships
  • Difficulty coping with stress

What Are the Treatments?
There are a number of stimulants, antidepressants and other medications available to treat adult ADHD. Most people also greatly benefit from cognitive therapy. You can also mitigate ADHD symptoms by employing the following daily strategies:

  • Keep a daily planner
  • Set reminders on your smartphone
  • Get organized
  • Make organization a daily habit
  • Create definitive areas to place common items, such as keys, sunglasses, etc.
  • Plan regular meals, so you won’t become overwhelmed by last-minute cooking
  • Go through your mail every day to prevent it from accumulating
  • Record your spending
  • Eliminate work distractions
  • Break up large tasks into smaller ones
  • Simplify your life where possible

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a serious issue that can lead to financial trouble, failed relationships and many other social and professional problems. If you suspect you may be suffering from ADHD, talk to your doctor about potential solutions.

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