ADD ADHD Coaching- Yes! — ADD Tip o the Day 482

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It may look like a rabbit, but it’s a hare!

I recommend coaching to a lot of people with ADD ADHD.  It’s good to get diagnosed first by a psychiatrist or psychologist. I prefer a psychiatrist, because:

1. I’m biased

2. They can consider medication with you

3. They can make sure that the problems are not being caused by some other condition that can look like ADD ADHD

BUT– there are many psychiatrists and psychologists who don’t really understand ADD ADHD, even if they think they do.  You need to check them out first (more about this in another post).  I assume that an ADD ADHD coach is knowledgeable. (Has anyone found an exception to this?)

another But – it can be hard to find good people, depends on where you live and finances.  Some family practice docs understand ADD ADHD but I think most don’t.

doug

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follow up on mindfullness, Andrew is a knowledgeable family doc

Andrew Kinsella

Andrew

Andrew Kinsella

General Practitioner. Special Interests: ADHD, mindfulness, musculoskeletal medicine

Awareness, attention, and mindfulness are all closely intertwined. All tricky in a culture that does not really have a good definition of Mind anyhow. (Dan Siegel comes the closest from a biomedical perspective that I have seen).
However, the operative definition of mindfulness in a formal way includes having full awareness of oneself as the actor doing the action, and of where that action fits in to the requirements of the moment.
So the ADHD pattern of carelessly drifting off on a tangent while completing something else is actually the complete opposite of mindfulness.
This link is lifted from another thread, but it is perfect as it highlights the role of mindfulness practice as outlined by the Buddha as a means of training executive functions.
http://rodger-r-ricketts.blogs.it/2014/02/23/what-is-mindfulness-a-perspective-as-taught-by-the-buddha-17809430/

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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7 Responses to ADD ADHD Coaching- Yes! — ADD Tip o the Day 482

  1. homey – maybe your eye dr has ADD?
    anyway you could ask him how he knew?
    thanks for commenting
    doug

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  2. homemakersdaily says:

    I don’t know if my family doc does or not. I’ve discussed it with him briefly but he didn’t seem interested. I’m guessing that means no. I would love to meet with a psychiatrist for a formal diagnosis but money doesn’t allow. We’re self-employed with minimal insurance so I’ve had to figure it out by myself. What’s funny is my eye doctor seems very knowledgeable. I said something to him about having it and he said: “Oh, yes. I know you do.” Hmmm. Wonder what I did?!

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  3. busydarling says:

    This Family doc does!

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    • busy- i was careful to say most, which i think is accurate, tho i dont have hard data. maybe shouldve said ‘many’?
      thanks for commenting
      doug

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      • busydarling says:

        I do think I’m an exception though. But it really depends on the doctor, and to be honest, this kind of thing should be looked at by more specialised professionals. And by that I mean someone who doesn’t just rely on the DIVA to diagnose ADHD, because I honestly don’t know why the DIVA is used as a diagnostic tool for ADHD.

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  4. Thitherwards says:

    An article about GOD, ADHD & Autism. Please Read & Comment 🙂

    ADHD…

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