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TOPIC: Adults & ADHD: 8 Tips to Make Good Decisions

Adults & ADHD: 8 Tips to Make Good Decisions 02 Feb 2014 15:54 #304

Adults & ADHD: 8 Tips to Make Good Decisions
January 24, 2014 by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

Making decisions is a challenge for adults with ADHD. The symptom of distraction is one reason decision-making is difficult. Adults with ADHD get distracted by both external cues (such as background noise) and internal cues (such as thoughts and feelings).

“When it’s time to make a decision, a person with ADHD might not be able to filter out all the possibilities there are,” according to Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD.

They also have a tough time prioritizing tasks and projects, because all the options seem equally significant, she said.

Adults with ADHD often have a history of making impulsive decisions with bad results, said Mindy Schwartz Katz, MS, ACC, a coach who empowers clients with ADHD to get over, around and through the obstacles that get in the way of living their unique life.


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