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Penny Williams
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The time between your assessment and starting treatment depends entirely on your clinician.

There are things you can do to help in the meantime.

(1) start trying some alternative treatments:

The Case (and Means) for Holistic ADHD Treatment

(2) implement as much structure and routine as you can in your daily life. For things you do every day, how many of them can be done at the exact same time every day? What can be done in the same order every time (getting ready in the morning? I have a routine in the shower even, so I don’t forget to condition my hair or shave my legs)? For weekly tasks, do them the same day and time every week. For monthly tasks, always do them on the same day of the month. Etc…

Free Resource: Get Control of Your Life and Schedule

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism