Thanks to all attendees at our conversation “ADHD – the Ignored Problem”, Oct 2 and for your great participation. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Of course, having ADD or ADHD, I had a problem with time and used up the first half going over 20% of the information. So there were things we didn’t get to. Need to think up a strategy for this repetitive problem.
The Motto – Do it now, Do it right, and Do the hard part first.
This motto is very useful as habit to think of it when a decision comes up. Let’s emphasize “Do the hard part first” cause the hard part is a significant part of why we’re procrastinating. Once that’s done, the rest go easily.
Relationships – I have had patients with depression and/or anxiety, and once we figured out that they were living with someone with ADD or ADHD, we were able to make things much better. It’s hard.
Mimics – we can’t jump to a diagnosis, because other things can look like ADD or ADHD: depression, anxiety, mild autism, early dementia, substance abuse, medication side effects, learning and processing difficulties, other brain problems. Careful evaluation can clarify this.
Strategies – I have lots of strategies to share that help me, but everyone has to find the ones that work for them. The book is not a list of all the strategies in the world, but a presenting of the concept of strategies and how to use them.
Routine – this is a very useful tool ( or strategy; but we do need variety within the structure of routine )
These are the main things that didn’t get addressed.
Also, October is ADHD Awareness Month. How apt is that!!
ADD coach – the only ADD or ADHD coach I could find in Santa Fe is in Montezuma.