The concept of ADHD in adults is relatively new. It was previously thought that ADHD was a childhood disorder and disappeared as a child matured. It is now known that symptoms of ADHD can continue into adulthood and continue to cause problems.
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Treatment for ADHD is relatively the same in children and adults. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies has been found to be the most effective. Some adults prefer not to take medication, using strategies such as organizational tools and reminder systems to overcome some of the symptoms of ADHD. Others use medication on an “as-needed” basis and yet others take medication on a daily basis. Your symptoms and your life-style will determine what is best for you.
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In addition to medical treatment, it is important to find strategies to help in everyday life. The following links provide tips and suggestions for overcoming some of the daily struggles of adult ADHD.
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Managing adult ADHD symptoms: A chat with ADHD Coach Rudy Rodriquez
10 Coping Mechanisms for Thriving With Adult ADHD
Never Be Late Again
Creating a Simple Budget
Twenty Five Tips for Time Management for Adults with ADHD
Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in Less Than 5 Minutes
Procrastination & ADHD
Taming Your ADHD Eating Habits
Managing Hypersensitivities in Adults
Creativity, high energy levels and innovative problem solving are some of the characteristics of ADHD that enhance workplace performance.
Some adults with ADHD also indicate their ability to hyper-focus allows them to complete more in a shorter amount of time.
But some ADHD traits can make it difficult to perform well.
Forgetfulness, inattention to detail, poor listening skills, hyperactivity, and short attention spans can create problems in the workplace.
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ADHD at Work
Workplace Accommodations for Adults with ADHD
The Americans With Disabilities Act
Self-Advocacy in the Workplace
Finding Your ADHD Friendly Job
Preparing for Time Away From Work
10 Tips for Improving Work Performance
Relationships can also be a problem for adults with ADHD. They may be accused of not listening because of inattentivenes or not caring because of forgetfulness. Communication is a often a difficult area for adults with ADHD.
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Tips for Success in Adult Relationships with ADHD
10 Things Your Partner Wants You to Know
When Messy Meets Neat
Tips on Maintaining Friendships
How to Be a Better Listener
9 Tips for ADHD Relationships
Eileen Bailey is a freelance health writer. She is the author of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now, Idiot’s Guide to Adult ADHD, Idiot’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love, and Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. She can be found on Twitter @eileenmbailey and on Facebook at eileenmbailey.