Decision-Making Skills

When my son was diagnosed with ADHD, I felt isolated and inadequate – until I discovered a source of “been-there-done-that” comfort. How parents of kids with attention deficit can find the support they need.

Overwhelmed by making decisions? Balk at the thought of being dealt too many choices? You’re not alone. In a recent discussion topic on ADDitude‘s former online community for families with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), ADDConnect, several members commisterated about their difficulty making decisions. “I have trouble talking myself into going to the grocery store — too many choices!” one reader wrote. “I can’t stand the feeling of overwhelm!” And several readers agreed, chiming in with similar problems.

In this new ADD/ADHD video, Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., an ADD/ADHD expert and the author of four books on the subject, explains why decision-making is a challenge for some adults with ADD/ADHD — and arms you with the skills you need to feel more confident about the choices you make.