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What jobs should you avoid if you have ADHD?

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If you get bored easily or chafe under routine tasks, you may need to think twice about working for a corporation where following rules is important or a job that involves lots of tedious paperwork.

Treatment, such as behavioral therapy and medication, can help you keep your ADHD symptoms in check. Even so, it’s important to play to your strengths when it comes to your career.

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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