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TOPIC: 10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve ADHD

10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve ADHD 30 May 2013 17:14 #182

10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve ADHD Symptoms
Posted by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can feel overwhelming sometimes. Most people with ADHD have a hard time staying on task, managing their time, remembering where they put important things (like their keys and wallet) and organizing their schedule. Fortunately, you can manage and ease your symptoms by taking small and relatively simple steps every day.

The key is to pay attention to how ADHD interferes with your daily life and develop strategies that work for you, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Here are several strategies for improving common symptoms, which you can start today.

1. Find professional treatment.

“Because ADHD is an inherited biological and neurological disorder, receiving treatment is very important,” said Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, a psychotherapist and author of several books on ADHD, including 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals.

If you’re not receiving treatment right now, make an appointment with a practitioner who specializes in ADHD. Today, you can research specialists in your area, narrow it down to a few potential candidates, and contact them. (Here’s information on finding a therapist who’s right for you.)

2. Get a simple planner.

Jot down your goals for the day in a paper planner. Then “break them down into small steps to keep you on track,” Olivardia said.


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