Dealing with Adult Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


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Drug-Free Adult ADHD Tips for Coping

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Living with ADHD means finding clever solutions to everyday tasks and challenges. These 80 reader-submitted coping strategies are idiosyncratic and they work. Here are some proven tips to gain control from an expert Adult ADD/ADHD, New York City Psychiatrist. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Effective Tips Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown.

Although the effects of isolated instances of procrastination, poor time management, disorganization, or any other of the “usual suspects” of ADHD are, in most cases, unremarkable, it is the. Adults whose symptoms early in the morning or late in the evening are an issue, or whom have a history or propensity to a drug use disorder, stimulants may not be the optimal medication treatment and, therefore, they may respond better to a nonstimulant medication for treatment of ADHD. The core symptoms of ADHD in adults may include restlessness, impulsivity and difficulty paying attention. Adults with ADHD may have a hard time concentrating, remembering directions and. Danville Virginia Psychiatrist Doctors physician directory About 2%-6% of adults have ADHD, a behavioral problem more common in children.

Symptoms include impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention. Treatment may involve ADHD education, attending a support group, skills training, and medication. ADD / ADHD isn’t just about difficulty at work or school—it also contributes to reduced self-esteem, troubled relationships, and even the likelihood of automobile accidents.

Thankfully, a little bit can go a long way in the treatment of ADHD. For some, becoming aware of weaknesses, and developing strategies to counter them, can result in big improvements. The strategies below can help adults with ADHD develop coping skills: 1. Make time for exercise every day.

Exercise helps increase focus and attention, decrease excess energy, and helps combat. Adult ADHD is often treated with a combo of medications, skills coaching, and psychotherapy, including couples counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. If you have a spouse or partner, it’s. Understanding the role of ADHD in adult relationships Transforming your relationship starts with understanding the role that ADHD plays.

Once you are able to identify how the symptoms are ADHD are influencing your interactions as a couple, you can learn better ways of responding.

List of related literature:

Psychiatrist and ADHD specialist Marc Schwartz offers an article called “For Your Therapist” from his Web site ( that highlights ADHD’s special considerations.

“Is it You, Me, Or Adult A.D.D.?: Stopping the Roller Coaster when Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder” by Gina Pera
from Is it You, Me, Or Adult A.D.D.?: Stopping the Roller Coaster when Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder
by Gina Pera
1201 Alarm Press, 2008 from the national support group for children and adults with ADHD. from the ADD Association, a national ADHD adult support group.

“Conn's Current Therapy 2019” by Rick D. Kellerman, David Rakel
from Conn’s Current Therapy 2019
by Rick D. Kellerman, David Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Therapists and life coaches can be of huge assistance to many adults with ADHD once they have begun a course of effective medication.

“Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” by Russell A. Barkley, Christine M. Benton
from Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
by Russell A. Barkley, Christine M. Benton
Guilford Publications, 2011

Treatment may include stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) and psychological counseling.

“Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
from Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2015

Adjustment to a first diagnosis of ADHD in adulthood may require therapeutic support.

“The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders” by Michael L. Alosco, Robert A. Stern
from The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders
by Michael L. Alosco, Robert A. Stern
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2019

In addition to medications for ADHD, there may be “cognitive rehabilitation” programs in your area that you can enroll in to help you develop strategies for improving your attention and concentration.

“The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know” by David J. Miklowitz
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With medication (usually Ritalin, Concerta, or Strattera), physical maturation, and the use of coping strategies, children with AD/HD can improve their listening skills.

“Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems” by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
from Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
Wiley, 2010

See the Section III Patient Teaching Guides for this chapter, “Tips for Caregivers: Living (Enjoyably) With a Child Who Has ADHD” and “Coping Strategies for Teens and Adults With ADHD,” including “Resources for ADD.”

“Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition” by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
from Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition
by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

Research by Resnick (2000) suggests that an important component of the treatment plan for adults with ADHD will necessarily focus on a review of needed environmental changes and adjustments that can reduce the expression of symptoms and their impact on the individual.

“The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders” by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN
from The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders
by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN
Springer Publishing Company, 2011

Nevertheless, the message that should come through loud and clear is that with proper treatment—including education, counseling, medication, behavioral strategies, hard work, advocacy, and the support of family and friends—adults with ADHD can make significant and sometimes dramatic improvements in their lives.

“Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment” by Russell A. Barkley
from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
by Russell A. Barkley
Guilford Publications, 2005

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  • I’m 39 and for a few years have been reading people’s stories and descriptions on Twitter and thinking ‘really crosses over with anxiety, huh’ cos I’ve had that since 17, this week the penny has started to drop and I think I meet enough aside from remembering it all before age 12 that wasn’t just being a kid, especially cos I was quiet and studious at least until bigger projects and longer deadlines. Boy, have work, creativity and relationships suffered most starkly.

  • “cope with your ADHD by doing these things. Which you can’t do because you have ADHD”
    I believe there are drug free answers but these aren’t them.

  • Realize some time when your parent do uppers.such as meth and x etc.there kid can develop schizophrenia,adhd,personality disorders.

  • The problem with these currently available drugs is that they are half assed in research and development. All of them are just rehashed amphetamines ��

    Maybe one day I’ll develop a new drug that isn’t so half assed.

  • I literally got so many answers from this video and it made me not feel so alone. I grew up enough courage and pushed myself to meet with my primary to discuss everything… that I’m one hundred percent sure I’m struggling with this and I’m so mentally exhausted and just ready to get the help I need because I’m starting school in less then a month.
    They literally told me they don’t even discuss mental health at my clinic?
    And children and family services in my area won’t treat adults with adhd.
    I was SO discouraged I couldn’t even talk to the receptionist without bawling ������

  • Thanks, great to hear this. I always wondered why I battled with all sorts all my life until I sort help. After 62 summers I was diagnosed with ADH, now in therapy but feeling late in the day to handle all this. Too much for my brain.

  • I’m 16 years old and I’ve thought for a while that I might have ADHD. If I do it’s definitely of the inattentive rather than hyperactive form. It’s all in my head and doesn’t translate in physical movement, but I’m still impulsive when it comes to things like speaking. When I was 8 years old I went to see a private and retired psychologist. He did an assessment of my cognitive performance in different areas. I came back with very high 90th percentile results in things like verbal memory and reasoning, but below average scores in working memory and processing speed. When my parents met with the psychologist they threw around terms like dyslexia, but never ADHD. I find it funny because one of his remarks in the report was that I was squirming in my seat, which is a classic ADHD trait. I then went into modified classes because of my learning disability, and have been in them until grade 10 where my marks were so high that I decided to move into the academic stream with everybody else. The course load is a lot more and I have found myself using my IEP (individual education plan) more for extra time on tests more. Sometimes this will lead to me not doing my best on a time sensitive test. I’ve tried to be more mindful of where my mind wanders in class and most of the time it isn’t on work, I’ve always told my teachers that I like doing work that I’m interested in, which they say is normal, but when you’re incapable of sitting down and doing the work you don’t want to do without ruining your whole night with focusing struggles and stress, I think there’s a problem. I’ve convinced my parents to get me re tested after coming to them three times with my problems, and it will happen soon, I hope it brings answers. I’m sorry for the wall of text.

  • Hey! If you’re struggling making a routine (starting is half the problem) then try and pair one thing you need to do with a habit you already have. Even if that habit is just waking up. So like, keep your meds by your bedside, and once you have that down, brush your teeth after you take your meds. You dont have to start the entire routine all at once

  • Thanks Dan, these 9 points are really useful. It made me realize again that routines and structure are essential to break through the unstructured and “on-demand” society we are living in.

  • Hi! Would you do a video for people like myself with adhd on how to finish things you start…tips mindset… stuff like that maybe dip into how to help unfog my brain or some memory exercises? Thanks for this vid btw!

  • I’m excited to meet my new psychiatrist soon because I cannot deal anymore. For so many years I had no idea this wasn’t just Me being irresponsible. A.D.D. causes chronic fatigue syndrome / depression for me as well.

  • My elderly neighbour barbara sent me this bc im adhd. I love her lmaoo mind you i stopped watching at 0:43 ��in my defense, theres nothing she wont say that i dont already know

  • I got diagnosed when I was 37 (but I knew as far back as I can remember that I was different), it changed my life. Now it’s back with vengeance. When you have ADD that’s truly severe like I have it’s devastating, when I try to explain ADD to my friends, family, co-workers I can see the look like “isn’t that for kids”. I’m 47 and still daydream, think about winning the super bowl and being a movie star. I’m a 47 child. Here’s the kicker, no one knows that because I’m somewhat successful, good marriage, good family, lots of friends. I’ve always felt like a square peg trying to fit into the round hole of society.

  • I was born with a dad took Srraterra my whole life until my high School freshman year I am now 24 and out of school. i feel as if I have a shirt intention span and it sucks and taking a toll on my relationship. I JUST WANNA BE ABLE TO LISTEN! HELP ME!

  • 8:20 “ADHD is a snowball. If you’ve been ineffective your whole life it tends to collect anxieties and depressive symptoms”
    Can I get the mightiest of oofs lads and ladies?

  • Recently my son was diagnosed with ADHD as I’ve watched him and then describe what he’s doing it doesn’t seem foreign at all it’s exactly what I go through everyday. I have felt like something was wrong with me my entire life. Who do we go to to get diagnosed with ADD or ADHD I’m struggling with that I got a therapist but I actually struggle to bring it up I forget to bring it up. I’m 90% sure I have ADD or ADHD I’m not sure if those are even different. My issue is finding treatment live in a small town and I don’t know who to go to. I’m considering now just talking with my general practitioner maybe they can refer me from there?

  • Wow, sitting here at 2:30AM with my wife and kids asleep, I’m almost crying. I think I have Adult ADHD. And it all makes sense, my emotional irregularity, my job hopping, my unfinished projects. Also, the fact that I don’t think I’m good enough for things or the fact that I’m stressed all the time because I can’t seem to do regular things. I need to go see a doctor. Thank you for this video. I finally feel like there is hope

  • Fair warning, and please spread the word, folks! If there is any bipolar in your family, and you have ADHD, DO NOT take Strattera. It can send you into highly rapid wild mood swings between suicidality and mania even within a single day several ups and downs. The fine print for Strattera (in the package) says it is not for people with bipolar disorder, but it can be a family disorder you haven’t had diagnosed right yet, or something just waiting to ignite. Some doctors either don’t know it (having not read the fine print), or just get tired and forget, so they mistakenly prescribe this stuff. Be very, very sure you don’t have a bipolar grandparent or parent or sibling before trying Strattera it can wreck your life majorly in short order and take a very long time to straighten out.

  • I can’t even sit through this video without getting distracted by the suggested videos how do you expect me to be able to keep my interest through an entire book? omg send help.

  • thank you for the clear simple advice. i am going to try to reorganize again and go to an adhd meet up. coaching would be great but i cant afford it. do you know of a forum or some place i could find an accountability partner. oddly enough, i am better at helping other people stay on track so it could be a two ways street.

  • I have three killers, PROCRASTINATION, FAILURE TO START and specially and specifically FAILURE TO FINISH. These are killing me softly. I’m a writer and people really do love my works whenever I do some articles. Yet, so many people who really do love me and look me up including my mom, siblings, friends and admirers, are still waiting for my first book to be published. Thanks to my ADHD I both do love and really hate, I’m still struggling to finish writing a book that has been began some 12 years ago, August 2006. Painfully, I’m still half way. Nobody knows the pain of ADHD except those of us in it, those who have it and those who struggle to help us overcome it. Can you pleae give me some advises being specific to my three killers? Thank you in advance.

  • This explains why its so hard for me to sleep at night. I was diagnosed with adhd as a child and i had a bunch of issues, but from what I’ve been told that to really know for sure if I have adhd i should ask a doctor now that I’m older. Is this accurate?

  • I definitely have ADD. I am a teacher. I have 30 kids in each of my six classes. Different grades, different textbooks, but they are all too hard for me to handle. I can’t even remember all of their names and I am supposed to track their development and stuff. ADD people should never become teachers. It is mental and physical torture.

  • Working out helps because of the sleep pattern and muscle/mind connection but I do both and still have trouble and it’s so messed up I zoned out watching this as well!

  • I am one of those people that sleeps better on stimulants!! My psych was shocked when I told her that… lol. Now I’m on a good dose, but when I first got diagnosed with ADHD she put me on a very low dose of Adderall and the first 3 days that I took it, it felt like I took a sleeping pill and was trying to stay awake, it was awful! I called the office and told her “there’s no way I can function, I’m damn near falling asleep standing up” �� so she upped my dose and it got better for sure. she was so shocked that I felt sleepy on Adderall though…. LOL

  • I just wanted to say thank you for the ADHD in adults video. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my mid-thirties and this year 2020 has been very extremely rough on all of us and I haven’t been able to control myself so I sought medical help for it. a lot of the things that you say about creating our own coping mechanisms is very. For instance at the age of fourteen I used to sleep with headphones inlistening to a song on repeat and this has continued up until the current of my life.I definitely understand how people have thought I was bipolar or extremely depressed and how it can actually relate to this now. I really appreciate you doing this video so I can better understand myself.

    Bruce Sanderson

  • So basically create a routine, which I do want but can’t seem to form. I can’t even brush my teeth daily or take medicine daily to save my life. ��Having a routine feels like it goes against every fiber of my being.

  • Im really struggling with my ADHD lately especially at work, I know mist of these tips but hard to stick with them. Its great having this reminder with such great positive energy. Thanks!

  • I have been wondering if I should see a psychiatrist to see if this is a proper diagnosis for me. When having a conversation with someone I often check out suddenly and don’t remember anything the other person said. This happens to me a lot at work and has caused me a great deal of struggle during training periods at a new job.

  • I’ve had it since i was a kid but never got it treated cus i was able to function and do well in school. Now with so many things in my life, social COLLEGE and work, i cant even sit down and study for more then 2 hours ( never could). I run cross country so exercise isnt a problem. I was offered adderal but i don’t want it before trying non medication techniques. I have no idea what to do:(

  • I find I sleep alot more without my medication.. I’m so lazy I gain weight and I eat way to much. I don’t know what to do about this I’m also in a situation where I can’t go seek help. it’s so frustrating! I don’t know how I went a few years without taking anything, but I also remember during that time I fought alot with my parents, I got angry easy and it was much harder for me to concentrate on tasks. but with my meds it’s much better for me to cope, I’ve lived on my own for a few years now. and it’s just getting harder! anyone know of anything that could help me? please reply to this I’m so lost.. and I don’t want to Go ask on Yahoo or anything because people are way to negative. thanks for this video! hopefully someone has a bit of an answer �� I don’t want to be on medication forever..

  • I have to drop my meds, but it’s not by choice amphetamine is giving me crazy heart palpitations. I really wish I could stay on it, but no. Anyone been through that?

  • I think I’m inattentive, not sure I don’t work or go to school so it’s hard to know if I’m inattentive or not. I don’t work do to I believe overstimulation too many people telling me how to do just ONE thing telling me to do this and that my brain can’t process all of that. What get’s me is that I was referred by the mental health and the school I was attending to try part time work at this supported employment that was too much for me. Now I need some help with organizing everything from books to craft things to my bedroom. I’m asking you for answers.

       Kim T

  • Hi Jenni, do you know about infp? I’m 62 and just been prescribed meds for adhd, tho feel sure my ‘symptoms’ are normal infp. Many thanks for you vids, hazel.

  • Thank you Jennie. I have been fighting with adhd my whole life. A constant battle with my own mind from the moment I wake up to the moment i go to bed. Trying to do something like find work and wanting to go, but having an invisible wall in my mind stopping me for a reason i cant even understand myself has been. I have tried Ritalin, but in the end i found myself abusing it. I do not want to be abusing drugs. so i decided to stop taking it. Ever since it has been almost impossible to do anything with my life. i find my self in a complete mess in my own mind. I have begun sleeping on a scheduled and started going to the gym once every 2 days on a routine basis. I am starting to find that other routines, like work are starting to get easier, I have even started doing things like waking up at 9, shower, eat good, work out, go to work, and staying in that routine has made my life a fair bit easier. Thanks for giving me these options, I will continue to try to keep everything in routine. as it seems to help allot. Thanks from another poor soul fighting with there own mind:)

  • Ive just recently been diagnosed with ADHD and I feel significantly worse after doing research and watching videos. I feel incredibly hopeless, that i’ll never have a long lasting committed marriage, that ill always be a burden to those around me. im hyper-analyzing almost everything I do now. Being diagnosed has been the worst thing for my mental health, just makes me want to isolate so no one has to deal with me.

  • I have 4 young children aged 7 to 12.
    I cannot sit still with them and engage at their level, I am restless. Do you have any tips please

  • We dont out grow a.d.h.d we get life expierence and grow up a bit. And just learn to cope with it to a point. We learn what society will and will not except from people so we just try harder to hide it. No one likes being the elephant in the room.

  • I wonder if generationally this will get better. I understand that it is genetic, but my mother also smoked during all of her pregnancies which can also cause/exacerbate the issue. Far fewer women smoke during their pregnancies now. None of us were 5+ lb babies and one of my sisters was premature not weighing even 4 lbs. Another question I have now is if it is a re-uptake issue. I have read one study that of the neurotransmitters produced, they are re-absorbed faster than they can be utilized. Flooding the body with more neurotransmitters might work for a while but the body can adapt. When you have a bunch of receptors for dopamine, which were created to handle the influx from meds, and those are not filled it can lead to neuropathy like Parkinson’s. Wouldn’t it be better in the long run to address the re-uptake issue as a priority?

  • Im 24 n my adhd is killing me.. I been saying im gonna get treatment which i want to start takin medication but i always put it off too the side n been doin that for like 2 years now. Help?

    Ps. This isnt my account i just dont kno how to log off it lol im a 24 year old male

  • Thanks I am an aspie. Obviously I have been my entire life. But i did not finally get diagnosed until a few years ago. I also got diagnosed with ADHD. As am aspie it manifested in a completely different way than some people I know with ADHD. Its very difficult to figure out what is autism or what is ADHD.

  • Having ADHD is like trying to run at full speed while tied to a chair, while somebody is telling you to run, while trying to memorize a dictionary in a language you can’t read or pronounce.

  • I had to laugh at your “the keys should always go there and should never go anywhere else”. That’s something I do for my keys but it reminded me of the strategy and I’ll have to try it with a few other key components.

    I was wondering if maybe you had some tips for getting up in the morning and getting myself off the bed at night. I find those are the times I get the most distracted/least amount of rational decision making (likely congruent with most people, in general, but I know it’s a factor that ADHD deal with). I have a hard time getting up in the morning.

  • Hi,
    Sorry to hear you are struggling. I would recommend that you schedule an appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist to evaluate your symptoms and help you with a treatment plan.

  • I can stay up 24 hours straight no problem thankfully the propranolol I take for my anxiety attacks keeps me relatively calm but I just cannot concentrate for my work as a software developer I have half a dozen projects I just CANNOT finish no matter what I’ve been try to for a year. Its like I lose the buzz when I get to 60% and have cracked the hard part and then no matter how hard I try I cant concentrate to finish literally it has now driven me to genuine despair. I am in my 3rd year of recovery from alcoholism and worrying that I will never function normally again booze somehow gave me focus and sleep time. I wrote this with 20 browsers and a dozen apps open while working and watching TV. For years my way of doing stuff was “my genius” but now it’s rapidly becoming my own private hell.

  • I work in the addiction field.  I’ve notice that many people who seek substance abuse treatment were diagnosed with ADHD as kids (many of them are meth users).  I will pass on these tips to them.  Is there a connection between stimulate treatments in children and future substance abuse as adults?  Or is it simply due to the fact that people with ADHD are more prone to risky behavior?  I would very interested in your opinion on longterm stimulate medication effects.

  • It is murder, the success I dreamed of and never achieved and now in my autumn years, I face depression everyday when I look back at my life.

  • I was diagnosed with ADD. I had many symptoms as a kid and teenager, but I truly believe I’ve grown out of it. I never lose my things, my house is always tidy and organized, and I can focus on my work for long periods of time. I do have social anxiety and a severe math learning disability, but for the most part, I am successful in any endeavours I embark on:)

  • Currently going to the assessment process for ADHD…I started remodelling my bathroom and finally finished after year after I told myself I would finish it my way. Which means painting one wall then, installing the vanity, then hanging the shower curtain rod the. Painting another wall.

  • I was diagnosed with adhd as a child. I remember they put me back one grade level. Then I got some testing done well I was adhd, then I was put on Ritalin. After being on it for about 2 weeks I was put back up to my 2nd grade. So it helped me alot. But then they took me off of Ritalin. From that point on my life in school was awful. Failed everything well not everything but school was difficult for me. So many years have gone by and have struggle all my life trying to accomplish something in my life. I was a very top notch athlete. But could not make the grades. I am 60 now and even today it’s still tough. Now I am on wellbutrin and they say it helps with adhd in adults. Yes and no. I still struggle to really bare down to get it done. So I really believe this wellbutrin is mild compare to what I need. People will not listen to me at all. Like I do not know what’s going on. And plus on top of that I am legally deaf. I wear hearing aids which help but it’s just sucks when you are hit with a double whammy.

  • It’s so difficult to get an adhd diagnosis, i’ve been trying for a while now, but most doctors i’ve talked to have dismissed my concerns and just said it was depression, which doesn’t make any sense, considering i’ve had adhd symptoms long before i’ve had depression symptoms.

  • Curious…….was told that under general anaesthetic the surgeon could tell how sensitive to pain I was, due to movement of body during op……..or just adhd even whilst under general?anybody else?

  • I didn’t get any closure on the statistic of losing eight years of your life-on average-due to adhd. Therefore, I missed the entire rest of the video because I had to open a new window and try to find out why!

  • This explains a lot of the questions my psychiatrist asked me before giving me my diagnosis. And I was surprised when she diagnosed me with ADHD and not ADD because the symptoms that impede my life the most are related to inattention but oh boy am I an interrupter and a fidgter

  • I don’t like adhd medicine and will only try natural medicine. Right now found a medicine (Buried Treasure Added Attention Liquid Vitamin)
    Its been about a week and today is the first day it did not seem to work:( feel lost still.
    how do you fix bad attitude from adhd without medicine? its like I somehow always manage to say stupid word and that people not want to be near me “not supried if I am doing that in my typing right now…amazing huh” Even the women I love does not want to be near me….some loser I am. I am in college and about to finish my AA and go for my BA and she told me just be happy and there are days when I not sure how to be happy and feel confused in life. I can take this medicine, exercise, eat healthy fruits and food to a certin point “money runs low” then thats another thing cant seem to manage. I think how much I hate life in my mind a lot and of killing my self even though I would never do that. Guess I am stuck on this earth till from 33yers old to however long it take for death to take me from this misery and maybe hell will be a heaven to me.

  • Does anyone else go so deep into things to learn about them. I mean we can put hours into studying something. Yet you forget majority of what you just learned?

  • I have ADHD and im a Gemini ♊ so ya you can imagine how much of a handful I was as a kid. I also think when you really have ADHD stimulates like adderal will knock you OUT!!! with other ppl it seems to speed them up. My mom use to make me take adderral as a kid and had to stop when my teachers called her and said I sleep all day and was walking around like a zombie loll, then I switched to a low dose Vyvanse and that has worked all the way up to my adult life now.

  • Ugh! I struggled focusing in school and grew up thinking I was a complete moron! Until I became an adult and self diagnosed “myself” and taught myself how to change and deal with ADD issues that were making my life difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and following through. I’m 40 now and have gained control of my tardiness, forgetfulness, messiness but still struggle in the focusing department. Such as, engaging in conversation and staying on topic, focusing on what ppl are saying and focusing on what I’m reading etc…����

  • I’ll be honest. I think you sound spammy. More a YouTuber than a straight out business type, unless YouTube is your busness. Saying you were a millionaire at 27 didn’t help

  • I have taken the tests online and I think I am a highly disciplined person who has suffered from ADHD all her life. Decided to do a brain scan soon to be sure. Ill update you guys on my Youtube Channel when I find out

  • I’m 23 and I recently got diagnosed with ADHD. Took me a while to go in and accept the diagnosis after years of abusing caffiene and nicotine to reach the levels of dopamine required to function normally. Go in and get checked….. Healthy habits are useless if you can’t even focus enough to get out of bed.

  • A few years ago, I counted how many jobs (paid and volunteer) I had by age 25. It was over 30. Not proud of it but I wonder how I had that much energy to apply, train, work, get restless, repeat.
    I have never had meds because I kept trying to reinvent myself. Now, I’m tired of trying.

  • I was diagnosed by four separate specialists because of the bipolar however my parents said I was a bad child and had behavior problems and bipolar does not present itself in such a way at a young age but bipolar and adhd have overlapping symptoms

  • I have a question I use my adderall mainly because it motivates me and I feel like I don’t perform the same during basketball without it plus I feel like I have a lot less motivation without it does any body have any tips cause I would love to know?

  • Did it bother anyone else when the supposed “doctor” said someone with ADHD should get with someone who’s “a little OCD”, as if OCD isn’t a serious and debilitating disorder in its own right?

  • Do yourself a favor with adhd: try to remember next time to go grocery shopping (make lists, carry a notepad and write down everything! Because you won’t remember. Write. It. Down!) to buy a B complex vitamin and flaxseed oil. Take it every single day. (Three each). This is huge and how I’ve completely transformed my brain and overcome ADHD. Nourish your brain with these vitamins, eat less processed food and cut out sugar, and for the love of God avoid Ridellan and Adderall.

    You have a creative mind, use it don’t abuse it. Channel the creative energy. Make a creative videos paint acrylic on canvas read books. Don’t ever blame or put shame on yourself for not finishing things, it’s not a competition. It’s about personal growth. Everything happens in the right time. You will overcome this.

  • Thank you for this. I was diagnosed about 8 years ago, at the age of 45. It never ceases to astound me that I am *not alone*. I particularly appreciated the discussion of emotional dysregulation, and also sleep difficulties. Wow! I think these, along with the anxiety that I’m going to miss something, or forget to do something important.

  • i would just like to mention, medication by no means fixes adhd. it lessens the symptoms, and with therapy, makes it easier to deal with, but don’t let people go around thinking medication will cure the condition. it lessens the symptoms.

  • summarize
    1) strict consistent sleep routine
    2) consistent exercise
    3) structure environment to function properly, have a place for everything, always put them back. eg. keys

  • Thank you so much for your advice. I found your video while researching coping skills, this is all new to me and I am in my mid-30’s. But it’s so relieving to finally have a REASON for why I’ve always been the way I am.

  • OMG MY MIND IS OFFICIALLY BLOWN! I was thinking about doing all these things but the only thing ive gotten around to is the environment part. I know that I can do these things but now its different because my girlfriend just moved in with me and she just lets things lay around and doesn’t always put them back and that tends to cause a lot of fights because it really irritates me for some reason and im always talking about “mise en place” I learned this in culinary arts which has helped me a lot over the years but now a days the people I live with just let everything lay around and it drives me crazy!

  • This really hit home with me! At 37 years old, it has been brought to my attention through the evaluation process of my son, that I might have ADHD as well. My hubby also has ADHD. I am looking forward to my evaluation next month! Hopefully, it will shed light on the many areas of my life that have been challenging over the years. I am so grateful for all the resources that I’ve come across to help me understand how ADHD can affect our family dynamic and hopefully help our neurodiverse family thrive! Thank you for your lecture!

  • i don’t have it
    i mean i’m not diagnosed because my parents won’t believe that it even exists and just think i’m making up excuses so i wanna wait to see if i still feel that i may have it when i grow older because i actually don’t trust myself enough.i’m only 15…

  • i literally am almost late to school everyday because i go and start drawing randomly on my drawing table and i stutter a lot and sometimes i stutter so much people think i have tourettes

  • That’s me, my entire life since I can remember, and I’m 58 now. I was diagnosed in my 40s. I never finished college b/c of it. I’m not stupid, but I’m very impatient and hyperactive.

  • I’m surprised I made it this far. I’d almost given up and just labeled myself lazy and unfocused. But then I realized that I have the big picture in my head, and I’m usually good at mapping out how to get there sometimes but I just couldn’t sit still long enough to do the work. It’s been very frustrating ����‍♀️

  • Tips for Managing Adult ADHD ADHD can create problems in all areas of your life ADHD can create problems in all areas of your life. But these tips can help you cope with symptoms, get focused, and turn chaos into calm.

  • ADHD is the recipe for being a failure in life. In fact, I believe the reason for failing in life, is primarily due to ADHD, It is one of the worst conditions to have

  • I was diagnosed with bipolar last year and have been a guinea pigs for that year, nothing seemed to ever work and just made things worse… now I’m starting to see why.

  • I got diagnosed a year ago. I’m 37 with a failed marriage and several failed relationships and countless jobs I’ve never been able to hold down. I feel like ive lost 30 years of my life…I’m living with my mother. Sounds sad but it’s true. The state I live in won’t prescribe me the meds because of my history with cannabis. I need to retrain into a different sector and have a thirst for knowledge like never before. But I’m worried for the same reasons I was at school that, I will not be able to focus (for obvious reasons) I need to also move interstate for meditation treatment. I am also unemployed. Soul searching and getting to know myself aswell as meditation has helped focus my energy to flow in the right direction….I started this post with a point and now I can’t remember where I was going with it >< well I guess I'm off to ponder the nature of the universe and the correlation between black holes and dark matter lol...night night.