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What are some support systems people with ADHD can use to deal with stress?

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Friends, family, others with ADHD, and mental health professionals who understand ADHD can all help children, teens, and adults deal with stress. Here are some suggestions:

  • Teens and adults can benefit from working with an ADHD coach, a professional organizer, or a job coach.
  • Connect with groups that provide ADHD information and support. If you're not sure where to go for support, here are some places to start: 
    • Attention Deficit Disorder Resources (http://www.addresources.org)
    • Children and Adults with AD/HD (http://www.chadd.org).

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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