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TOPIC: ADHD Experts: Ways to Manage Procrastination

ADHD Experts: Ways to Manage Procrastination 04 Nov 2013 22:34 #291

ADHD Experts Reveal Their Favorite Ways to Manage Procrastination
Posted October 31, 2013 by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.


For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where procrastination is not an issue,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

That’s because this is the nature of ADHD and its neurological underpinnings. It’s difficult for the brain of someone with ADHD to get stimulated unless the activity is interesting, there are major consequences or there is a sense of urgency, he said.

“For people with ADHD, there are two time zones: Now and Not Now. If it is not happening now, the ADD-er will tend to procrastinate until it gets closer to the ‘Now’ zone.”

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