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How can you match your strengths to your job if you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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ADHD symptoms can differ from person to person. The disorder can make you restless and easily distracted. Or it can make you so focused on a task that it’s hard for you to shift your attention to other things.

The trick is to seek jobs where your ADHD traits may be your strengths.

From: Best Jobs for People With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Linda Walker, ADHD coach; workplace committee chairwoman, Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Robin Wright, career and ADHD coach.

Ned Hallowell, MD, founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, . Driven to Distraction at Work

Mayo Clinic: “Adult ADHD.”

Personality and Individual Differences : “Creative Style and Achievement in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Research in Developmental Disabilities : “Hyperfocusing as a Dimension of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Workplace issues.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 2017

SOURCES:

Linda Walker, ADHD coach; workplace committee chairwoman, Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Robin Wright, career and ADHD coach.

Ned Hallowell, MD, founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, . Driven to Distraction at Work

Mayo Clinic: “Adult ADHD.”

Personality and Individual Differences : “Creative Style and Achievement in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Research in Developmental Disabilities : “Hyperfocusing as a Dimension of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Workplace issues.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 2017

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