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Can ADHD-related stressors be removed or avoided?

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If you can change something that stresses you, do it! For example, for a child with ADHD, you may want to schedule play dates with only one other child and monitor the play closely. A teenager or adult may want to cut back on extra activities during stressful times.

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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