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How can I handle my ADHD symptoms when I'm working?

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To manage your ADHD at work:                                        

  • Ask for a quiet spot to work in.
  • Write down all your tasks so you don’t forget anything.
  • Do one thing at a time, and finish it before you move on.
  • Take breaks to do quick things like filing.
  • Talk with co-workers about better ways to work with people you might not get along well with. See if you can take on more solo projects if teamwork is too stressful.

From: The Emotional Side of ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Understood.org: “ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know.”

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Child Mind Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “About ADHD.”

CHADD of Northern California: “How Adult ADHD Affects Relationships.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Understood.org: “ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know.”

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Child Mind Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “About ADHD.”

CHADD of Northern California: “How Adult ADHD Affects Relationships.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

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