ADD and frustration —– ADD Tip o the day 55

A young lady who was recently diagnosed with ADD describes how frustrated she gets with herself when she messes up and recognizes that she is showing an ADD symptom.  Usually once we learn the diagnosis we feel much better, because then so much makes sense.  But like many of us, she has a tendency to be hard on herself.  So the next step is to learn strategies.  Then when she spots an ADD behaviour, she can start to apply a strategy, instead of taking it as a cue to be frustrated with herself and to beat up on herself-negative self talk.

Then her life will be better, partly because she will be using strategies for coping and partly because she can stop being down on herself.


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       -that you can leave a comment here by clicking on comment?

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to ADD and frustration —– ADD Tip o the day 55

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  2. Tom Woodward says:

    This is a terrific resource and a great service to those of us with ADHD,
    I think I have let go of wanting the Big Prize. That has allowed me to revel in the smaller ones for their own sake..


  3. Douglas Puryear says:

    I am really interested in finding out more about the big prize, but be rest assured I am willing to accept any prize. I know that my prize will be ready when I am willing to accept my life as full, no matter what, where, when and if there is or isn’t a friking prize.


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