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ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

Why risky behavior sometimes accompanies ADHD.
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Some people get help from an ADHD coach. A coach can do things like check in with you several times a week to see how you’re progressing with your goals. Make sure the coach has a master’s degree in counseling or a related mental health field, says Barkley, author of Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.

You can take some helpful steps on your own, as well.

  • If you know a night out can end in trouble, don’t go to bars.
  • You won’t be as tempted to use your phone while driving if you keep it turned off.
  • Is impulse shopping a problem for you? Make a habit of leaving your credit cards at home.

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Reviewed on June 11, 2014

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