April 5, 2018 at 1:27 am #80975MRosemParticipant
Recently, my ADHD has been consuming me.
As soon as I have a free moment (or sometimes when I don’t have time to spare), I start thinking about my ADHD and it’s all-consuming.
It’s like I’m hyper focusing on the fact that I have ADHD. It’s not always bad thoughts and it’s something that’s only started recently.
I still want it to stop or figure out some way to be able to quickly snap myself out of it.
April 5, 2018 at 9:05 am #80979KeepingUpParticipant
Hi. I recently started listening to the Take Control ADHD podcast and it’s the first advice I’ve I’ve found that is practical for me. There weree some other podcasts that were really valuable to calm me down. I hope this helps.
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April 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm #81309Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you “retrain” your thinking.
It strikes me that you probably harbor negative feelings toward your ADHD. You may get some peace with acceptance:
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April 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm #81609NumbAllDayParticipant
Talk therapy is only moderately effective for ADHD. If you yourself are proactive with diet, meds (if you like them/have access to them), exercise when able, and avoid excessive alcohol, limit caffeine you should be doing decently. Notice I said decently and not great because even with the best coping mechanisms ADHD is ADHD and there’s always some level of it going on all the time if you really have it. If you grow out of some of the symptoms (or theoretically possible; all of them) then I envy you 🙂
April 12, 2018 at 11:32 pm #81612KeepingUpParticipant
The podcasts I’ve been listening to is called Taking Control The ADHD podcast. There’s a number of really good discussions with useable information. Good luck.
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