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Rate Your ADHD Coping Strategies

Coping strategies for stress are particularly important for adults with ADHD during the pandemic; in stressful situations, adults with ADHD have higher levels of cortisol than people without ADHD. Use this download to rate your coping strategies and determine if you have the attributes to handle stressors or if you might want to seek help.

Coping Strategies for Stress

Adults with ADHD are particularly susceptible to stress: they have higher levels of cortisol than people without the diagnosis. Stress-impaired executive function diminishes working memory and impulse control, as well as mental flexibility and coping skills. Stress also makes it hard for adults with ADHD to focus.

During a pandemic, when stress is exacerbated in so many of our lives, adults with ADHD should assess their coping skills. The chart on the second page of this download is a great tool to assess your ability to handle stressors.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.