Symptoms or consequences — ADD Tip o the day 70

This is something of a puzzle.  Our basic problem is that our focus center (attention center) in our brain is wired differently.  Some of the symptoms that come from that are distractibility, procrastination, difficulty starting, and so on.  Probably impulsiveness comes from that too.  These symptoms cause difficulties in our lives.  And we have struggled with those difficulties all our lives.  So some of the consequences of all that are poor self-esteem and self-image, demoralization, paralysis.  All of these things work together in feed back loops.  For one example, if we get stuck, that will demoralize us, which will make it harder to get moving, which will demoralize us more, etc.

The tip?  1.  understand all this and how it works.  educate yourself.

2. develop strategies to cope with these problems.

3. therapy/counseling to help deal with the self image/esteem problems and the other issues that have developed from all of this and are reinforcing it.

doug

starting on draft 14 of the book.  met with illustrator this am.  looking good.  still waiting on reviewers.  hope to send to publisher in april.  Your Life Can Be Better.  

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. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (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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