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Are there skills I can learn to help with ADHD-associated stress management?

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You can learn skills to deal more effectively or minimize stress. Here are some areas to consider:

  • Strategies for dealing with or avoiding stressful situations
  • Developing more effective problem-solving skills
  • Improving communication skills
  • Practicing self-advocacy by learning to speak up for yourself and your needs

From: ADHD and Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Amen Clinics: "A Summary of Ways to Optimize Brain Function and Break Bad Brain Habits" and "Soothing the Brain and Calming Stress." National Resource Center for AD/HD: "AD/HD and Coexisting Disorders;" "The Disorder Named AD/HD;" and "Women and ADHD." Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore."


Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: Amen Clinics: "A Summary of Ways to Optimize Brain Function and Break Bad Brain Habits" and "Soothing the Brain and Calming Stress." National Resource Center for AD/HD: "AD/HD and Coexisting Disorders;" "The Disorder Named AD/HD;" and "Women and ADHD." Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore."


Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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